Terminal 1 - Car Rental Centre
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Find where you're going and take the most convenient route with our GPS Navigation System.
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Serving the cities of Cologne and Bonn, Cologne-Bonn airport sits right in the middle of the two, making this a great place to visit either city, or both. The charming Cologne is Germany's fourth largest city, while Bonn used to be West Germany's capital until the united Germany relocated it back to Berlin in 1991. Car hire at Cologne Bonn Airport will get you on your way so you can explore this lovely part of Germany.
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
Whether you're heading to Bonn or Cologne – or you plan to take in both cities – you'll find this an architecturally awe-inspiring corner of Germany.
Cologne Cathedral will probably be the first sight that greets you as enter this graceful city. No other landmark in Germany gets as many visitors, and its inner and outer beauty ensure it never disappoints. Work started on it in 1248 but paused in 1473 until the 19th century. Eventually it was completed in 1880 and it's now seen as a key piece of Gothic architecture.
While Bonn doesn't have a building as iconic as Cologne Cathedral, it can claim to be the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. The composer was born in 1770 and lived in Bonn until he relocated to Vienna at the age of 21. Bonngasse, where he was born, now forms part of the Beethoven House museum. Original exhibits nestle next to a library and a beautiful chamber music hall.
It isn't Beethoven who lends his name to Cologne's Museum Ludwig, but chocolate manufacturer Peter Ludwig. His endowment of some 350 pieces of modern art form the backbone of this collection situated near to the Cathedral. There are around 900 Picasso pieces, as well as works by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Chagall and Dix.
As you might expect in Germany, both Cologne and Bonn have vibrant street markets. Bonn's old town hall sits in their marketplace, a Rococo confection dating from 1780. It contrasts with the fruit and veg market and relaxed cafes that ply their trade throughout the week. In Cologne, the markets come into their own at Christmas, with seven different ones jostling for attention. They all have their allure, but the one next to the cathedral is perhaps the most romantic and impressive, in the shadow of a building that takes on a more stark beauty in winter. Local crafts and food are in abundance, while those with children will find a picture postcard Christmas at the Alter Markt – complete with its Santa Claus quarter and stalls full of handmade toys. Chocoholics, however, may well gravitate to the Harbour Market, which takes place at the Chocolate Museum and has a pirate theme.
With much to recommend both Bonn and Cologne, and lots more to see in this part of Germany as you follow the lazily winding Rhine, make car hire at Cologne Bonn Airport your first port of call.
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.