Located near the Black Forest and a host of major German cities, car hire in Pforzheim is a convenient choice for local travel. The city has a proud history of craft trades such as watchmaking, to which the jewellery museums pay homage (hence its nickname ‘City of Gold’). Pforzheim is steeped in history and the castle/church of St Michael is an honoured symbol. Pforzheim’s position at the centre of Baden-Württemberg makes it popular with tourists, as well as the fact that it’s situated next to one of Europe’s most important economic crossroads – France is just 30 minutes away by car. Hiring a car in Pforzheim can be done in the city itself as well as the surrounding airports.