Car hire in Berlin from Auto Europe gives you the opportunity to discover the heart of Germany. Berlin, the capital, is also the largest city in Germany. In autumn, Berlin comes alive, the trees change colour and give the city a whole new look. Berlin is a city of culture, politics, and architecture. When the Berlin Wall fell over 25 years ago, the people from the East and the West of the city were no longer divided; they created history along with a new Berlin. The city has museums for you to stroll around in, such as the Pergamon Museum where you can view the famous Ishtar Gate, and also offers art galleries, shopping and restaurants to keep you busy. Auto Europe offers car hire from the Central Railway Station, the airports and the city itself. You can also take your car hire and drive out of the city to experience some of the villages and surrounding countryside.
Driving a car rental in Berlin is easy, except during peak traffic times. There are a few one-way roads, but Berlin has wide, multi-lane roads allowing traffic to flow through the city freely for the majority of the time.
Parking your car hire is harder in the city. Many Berlin streets have parking for residents only, or offer a 2-hour parking stay where you must display a ticket. There are plenty of car parks, both underground and above ground.
Berlin is located in the north-eastern part of Germany, in a part of the Northern European plain which runs from the Netherlands to northern Poland.
There are two airports servicing Berlin. You have Schönefeld Airport in south-east Berlin and Tegel Airport in the north-west part of Berlin. Both of these airports should at some stage be replaced by the opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, however as of yet it is not open.
Schönefeld Airport (SXF)
Website: Schönefeld Airport Site
Telephone: +49 30 609 11150
Tegel Airport (TXL)
Website: Tegel Airport Site
Telephone: +49 30 609 11150
Berlin has a very highly developed transport structure. There are over 979 bridges crossing waterways, and over 3,314 miles of roads run through Berlin, about 45 miles of which are motorways. Berlin is well connected with all the major German cities and many key neighbouring European countries. The Autobahn connects Berlin to the other German cities: the A2 will take you to Hannover, and the A9 to Leipzig, Munich and Nuremberg. The Autobahn connects to Berlin via the A10 Berliner Ring. Find out more about driving in Germany here.
The U-Bahn operates within the city borders. The majority of the tracks are underground. The trains run every 2 to 5 minutes during peak times, and every 5 minutes for the rest of the day. Weekends and evenings the trains operate every 10 minutes.
The S-Bahn is an overhead train line and operates throughout Berlin. There are 15 routes, and the trains also service some of the suburbs in Brandenburg.
Bus and Tram
Berlin's tram and bus network are managed by BVG. The company has the city covered, ensuring each area is serviced effectively.
Travellers who want to explore even more everything that Germany has to offer can opt for a campervan in Berlin. This is the perfect way to create memorable moments and take a road trip through the beautiful German hidden gems. Drivers can feel at home on the road, and benefit from the mobility and freedom that only a motorhome can offer.