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Karlsruhe is in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, enjoying a particularly privileged geographical position; the French border being just 20 minutes' drive away. It has some wonderful cities and points of interest in the surrounding area; Heidelberg lies to the north, Stuttgart to the east, and the stunning natural scenery of the Black Forest and the Palatinate Forest are close at hand.
Karlsruhe itself is famous for its unique geometric design, with the city's streets fanning out perfectly from the palace and its gardens. When you've had enough of city life, hiring a car will give you the freedom to explore the cosmopolitan surroundings of Baden-Württemberg.
The inventive town-planning of Karlsruhe means that the city radiates out from Karlsruhe Palace in a fan shape, so there are few better places to begin your tour than at the palace itself, which incorporates the impressive Badisches Landesmuseum. Depending on what you're in the mood for, you may be tempted to venture south towards Karlsruhe Zoo, or the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Theatre).
Hiring a car will allow you to visit the historical city of Heidelberg, a short drive north on the A5; Heidelberg is home to an awe-inspiring castle and an abundance of old world charm.
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.