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1. Posted by christineD (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

holding car license of Canada, so entitle to hire a car in Germany?
any english website that can recommend to me? Big thanks to all.

Christine

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Hi christineD

Welcome to TP ...

Perhaps you'll get more response if you post this thread in the "Europe" Forum.

Cheers
Wocca

3. Posted by christineD (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Hi Wocca

I publicly "Thanks"

Christine

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Hi Christine,

You would not have any problem renting a car, in Germany, with a Canadian drivers license. The problem you may have is being under 25 years old. Most car rental companies require the driver to be 25 or older. Maybe someone else knows of the companies that will rent to a person under 25.

By the way, Are you ready for the German Autobahns (160km/hr+++++)

5. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Just read this on Rick Steves' web site:

"While age restrictions vary from country to country and company to company, people between 25 and 75 should have no trouble renting a car. Those older or younger than that will find some countries have less stringent age restrictions (e.g. 19 years is old enough in Germany)."

You will need to have a major credit card (like mastercard, Visa, or American Express). And because you are under 25 you will pay more.

6. Posted by christineD (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Hi Travel 100

I am not really worry about "German autobahns", its okay.
Your kindliness is appreciated.
Thanks & feeling mercy.

Christine

7. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 11y

Christine,

You will want to get an IDL from your local autoclub before travelling on to Germany. An International Driver's License Costs around $10us and is mereley a card presented with your original Canadian Driver's license that translates it into 20ish other languages... This way if you are stopped by foreign police while driving, or the rental agent questions your DL you can present a card in a language they are more familiar with... In this case German.

Hope that helps you some.

Ian

8. Posted by christineD (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Hi Ian

Definitely HELPFUL.
It was generous of you to share your opinions.
Thank you.

Christine