Baden-Baden, nestled in the south-west of Germany, is a renowned spa town (the name literally translates as 'Bathe Bathe') and has been a magnet for visitors from around the world for hundreds of years.
Whether you're here on business, taking in the rumoured curative properties of the spa waters or visiting in winter when it turns into a ski resort, car hire in Baden-Baden is the perfect way to see all that this stunningly beautiful area has to offer. Our convenient locations include the airport and our range of vehicles make arriving and getting out on the road simple and easy.
Opening hours:Mo-Su 24 hours
Address:Am Markbach 1
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su on request
Opening hours:Mo-Tu 0800-2100, We-Th 0800-2200, Fr 0800-2100, Sa 1000-1700, Su 1530-2200
From 27 March 2017: Mo-Fr 0800-2300, Sa 1000-1800, Su 1600-2300
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
While Baden-Baden is undeniably German, its location just a few miles from the border with France lends it a Gallic charm that manifests in the cafes and manicured gardens that give this town a sophisticated yet relaxed air. It's a town that has much more to offer than just water, although that's not a bad place to start.
If you take to the waters to relieve your aches and pains or just to unwind, you'll be partaking in a tradition that originated with the Romans. The Roman bath ruins are well worth a visit before you dip your toes into the water at Caracalla Therme or Friedrichsbad. The latter was built in 1877, a shrine to bathing with statues, a dome and gorgeous tiling.
Baden-Baden is nestled in a valley, but you don't have to wander far to find extraordinary Black Forest walks. Looming over the town is Merkur (Mercury) mountain, with a 2191 foot summit. Serious walkers can wind their way to the top on the footpath, although there's also Europe's steepest funicular railway if you'd rather reserve your energy. From the top the views are incredible, and can be enjoyed from the summit restaurant, Merkurstuble – where a warming drink is very much the order of the day if you've trekked to the top during autumn or winter. There are countless walking trails here, all providing you with a real sense of the area's natural beauty.
While it's possible to do Baden-Baden on a budget, there's definitely a glamorous side to the town. It has attracted the rich and famous since the 19th century. It made the back pages of papers in 2006 when the England football team stayed there and the city had also hosted Barack Obama, Mark Twain and Tolstoy. Russian great Dostoyevsky even wrote 'The Gambler' while trying his luck at the local casino - it's Germany's oldest and often described as the most beautiful in the world. Sample some 'look but don't touch' glamour at the Faberge Museum, which includes some of the delicate, jewelled eggs that Carl Peter Faberge crafted for the Russian royal family in the late 19th century. If this puts you in the mood for a blowout, there's a range of Michelin-starred restaurants to dine at. Brenners Park Hotel recently got it second star and gourmets can feast on lobster, caviar and the special of the house – saddle of venison – albeit at a price.
Whether you're here to walk, bathe or sample a slice of the life of the rich and famous, this is a memorable and unique town. Car hire in Baden-Baden is the perfect way to explore what it has to offer.
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.