There is no better way to see everything Essen has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Sixt rental car. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own vehicle, you can go anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Germany even better with a Sixt rental car.
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With all there is to do and see in and around Essen, you'll be wanting to explore more than just the block your hotel is on while on your trip. Whether you are wishing to have dinner at the bistro that has received rave reviews across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own set of wheels to see as much as possible while on your trip. No matter what you end up doing in Essen, if you want to get the most from your trip Germany, having your car is a must.
Germany didn't even have a proper network of roads when Martin Sixt started his company in 1912. But with forward thinking, like putting branches at airports, and a priority on providing superior customer service, Sixt has evolved into one of the most celebrated international rental car companies worldwide.
What you need to know before you go
How do I find the best deals on an Essen Sixt car rental?
We try to get you the lowest price, no matter when you book. But getting ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Make sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I carry with me when I pick up my vehicle in Essen?
You will need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Essen?
Sixt's minimum age to rent a car in Essen is 21. Take time to go over Sixt's policy, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category rentals especially.
What kind of Sixt rental car should I get for my trip to Essen?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Essen. Economy or compact automobiles are ideal for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a sedan or SUV will have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Essen trip can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Germany?
In Germany you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from Sixt. Many major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) generally offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Essen. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Sixt require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Sixt does require a deposit when you book your rental car. Sixt will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip to Essen. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Sixt?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should return it topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to Sixt.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Essen?
Essen certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Sixt offer one-way rentals in Essen?
Sixt usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at a different Sixt. Be aware there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Essen, having the keys to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of Germany, you can go when you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before your next trip, book your Sixt Essen rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your own pace. Book through CarRentals.com and hit the highway in Essen, Germany.