Am Hauptbahnhof 5, c/o Deutsche Bahn Reisezentrum / ticket office.
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Essen is a large city in the Ruhr area of Westphalia, Germany; so large that it is made up of eleven cities, making it a megatropolis. Take advantage of car hire from Essen, and explore these eleven cities in the Rhine-Ruhr region. Each location is distinct from the other, like the old town of Werden which is one of the oldest towns in Germany.
The Ruhr has been occupied since before 250,000BC, and it is still common to find objects that are over 5,000 years old. Essen is also known as the ‘shopping city', which is not surprising given its size. Hiring a car from Essen is one of the best ways to explore the retail parks in the area.
Essen's size and scale means that you can enjoy a day trip without even having to leave its borders. Lake Baldeney (Baldeneysee in German), is a reservoir which was built in 1933. It's easy to get to by hiring a car from Essen, and once there you can enjoy the cycling and walking track around the edge of the lake, or go rowing on the calm water. There are also several restaurants within easy reach.
The Grugapark is another great attraction, and has lovely scenery, home to eagles, parrots, flamingos, ibis, fallow deer and ponies.
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.