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The city of Essen is located in the central area of Ruhr in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. Situated on the banks of the River Ruhr, Essen is the ninth biggest city in the country and was crowned the European Capital of Culture in 2010. The city holds many fairs each year covering everything from gaming to equestrian sports.
When hiring a car in Essen you will be able to visit so much of the city including the famous Essen Motor Show. Travelling around the area is easy as Essen has links to three Autobahnen, with the Ruhr expressway, running through the city.
Head to the city's most famous landmark, the Zollverein Industrial Complex, which has been called the “most beautiful coal mine in the world” as it is viewed as an architectural masterpiece. Testament to this, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, so why not discover this magnificent site for yourself and join one of the guided tours on offer?
To experience even more culture, hire a car from our Essen branch and take a trip to Zeche Carl which used to be a coal mine and is now a cultural centre that hosts many large concerts.
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.