All drivers dream of taking to open roads and experiencing the full thrill that sitting behind the wheel can deliver. Whilst many countries are famed for their impressive public roads, few can rival the true delights found in Germany – with the 5.5 miles straight of Ehra-Lessien one of the most famous.

Driving in Germany

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Driving in Germany brings to mind the freedom of the auto-bahn and German models such as the BMW. This dream can become a reality with Avis car hire as our services operate at all of Germany’s major airports as well as many other locations around the country. Driving in Germany has never been easier with its modern road network and our fantastic hire options combining to create the perfect environment for unbridled driving enjoyment.

German roads

Germany’s network of motorways is one of the longest in the world behind China, the United States and Spain. People imagine the auto-bahn to be a super highway where cars travel at ridiculous speeds. In reality the auto-bahn looks similar to many British motorways making it a safe and efficient choice for travelling from one part of Germany to another. The auto-bahn contains fantastically engineered roads that are well maintained. It’s completely toll free too; so you won’t blow your budget paying to experience one of the wonders of the driving world.

The system for naming the autobahns is extremely simple, allowing you to navigate the roads with ease. Every autobahn starts with the capital letter A, which is duly followed by a space and a number. If the autobahn is one of the main routes it carries a single digit number; for example A 5. If the autobahn is shorter, connecting two main cities or region, then it will carry a double digit number.

Choosing your car

You want a car to provide you with a smooth transition through the German landscape. With Avis this can become a reality as we have a wide selection of vehicles to let you hit the autobahn in style.

There are thousands of kilometres of road to take advantage of in Germany, it is not surprising that people from all over the world want to experience driving in Germany first hand – so what are you waiting for?

For more information about Germany, visit the official Germany Tourist Office website.

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