Sankt Pölten (or St Pölten) stands amid flat farmland in northern Austria, 4 miles west of Vienna. It's a major road and rail hub, so if you hire a car here it's easy to explore the surrounding countryside. The highlights of the area include, of course, the world-famous Danube Valley, and the university riverside town of Krems with its charming old quarter. The 'Lakes' are an area of flooded gravel pits that are now popular leisure sites near St Pölten and the historic Mariazeller Bahn narrow-gauge electric train from the city is a popular tourist trip into some of Austria's remotest mountain areas.
Visitors who hire a car in St Pölten will find that it is an interesting mix of the historic and ultra-new. You'll find acclaimed modern architecture around the city, like the Government House, Festival Playhouse and Lower Austria Provincial Museum. The most fun is the Tower of Sound, a three-storey 'audio gallery' with a platform on top offering views across the city. The old quarter includes historic sites like the baroque city hall, 17th-century Augustine monastery and Romanesque cathedral. Perhaps the city is summed up by the Riemerplatz: a completely intact baroque square with a huge modern marble sculpture at its centre.
Opening hours:Mo-Th 0800-1200 1400-1700, Fr 0800-1200 1400-1600, Sa-Su closed
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.