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Where is Schleswig-Holstein?
There’s no finer way to witness Schleswig-Holstein than from behind the driver’s seat of your own rental car. Here are some basic details about Schleswig-Holstein to get your adventure off to the right start. Schleswig-Holstein is a state of Germany. Its capital city, Kiel, is home to approximately 232,800 people. Be sure to chat to some locals and find out more about the cool things to see and do in this terrific destination.
What are the best road trip destinations in Schleswig-Holstein?
Adventure is waiting for you around every corner of this wonderful region. Schleswig-Holstein is one of those places where the journey is just as exciting as each of its impressive destinations. With your own rental vehicle, you can spend as long or as little as you like exploring every square inch of it. Get to know some (or all) of this place’s most well-known cities:

  • Kiel (population of 232,800)
  • Luebeck (population of 212,200)
  • Flensburg (population of 85,800)
  • Neumuenster (population of 78,400)

How can I get a cheap car rental in Schleswig-Holstein?
Below we’ve listed all the tricks of the trade to help you save some serious cash:

  • Use our handy filter tool to point you in the direction of the cheapest car deals in town — then compare the prices;
  • Subscribe to our Price Drop Alert service and stay up to date when prices fall for your next vacation destination;
  • Check out the deals at all rental locations around town, being sure to include both the airport terminal and its surrounds. A short cab journey to a nearby rental car facility might result in some significant savings;
  • If you’re not fussed about which day of the week you collect the keys to your car and your travel plans are flexible, play around with days and dates to find the best rates;
  • Do what you can to keep the time of your pickup and drop-off as similar as possible. If you bring back your rental car at a later time than you picked it up, you might have to pay for an extra day;
  • Some car rental companies offer discounts if you pay upfront, so be sure to look out for these penny-pinching offers;
  • It’s best to make a reservation as soon as your vacation dates are finalized. The early bird catches the worm!

What is the most popular rental car category in Schleswig-Holstein?
A dream to drive and fuel-efficient — it’s no wonder that compact cars are the most booked rental vehicle in Schleswig-Holstein. And if you intend to cruise the busy streets of Kiel or Luebeck, you’ll be pleased you went for a smaller set of wheels too. Zip through traffic, fit into tiny parking spots, and navigate tight one-way lanes — bigger doesn’t always mean better!From sandy shores to foothills and rolling hills, Schleswig-Holstein offers some epic views. Why not venture out and discover one or two of them? Leave the city behind and plan some excursions. An SUV is perfect for those longer rides. With an ability to take on all types of roads, these larger vehicles make it a cinch to go off the beaten track.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Schleswig-Holstein?
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes finding the right car important. If you’re about to head off on an epic road trip around Schleswig-Holstein, a safe and sturdy SUV could be a good choice. If you want the best possible deal and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a versatile compact is a wise pick. All you have to do is decide what suits you best, round up the troops, and start clocking up those miles.
What side of the road do they drive on in Schleswig-Holstein?
Motorists drive on the right side of the road in Schleswig-Holstein. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, it’s wise to drive more cautiously on roads that are unfamiliar.
Are there speed limits in Schleswig-Holstein?
Generally, speed limits in Schleswig-Holstein range from 30km/h to 130km/h. On residential roads, you’re usually not allowed to drive over 30km/h.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Germany?
One of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the more common practice. On the other hand, it may supply your contact information to local authorities so the fine is sent to you directly.

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