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 3 minutes away by car. Hiring a car in Pforzheim can be done in the city itself as well as the surrounding airports.
Pforzheim is a blend of the old and the new, partly due to extensive war damage, but picturesque buildings such as St Michaels castle/church remain an attractive feature. Many visitors to Pforzheim come to see its museums but an equal number use the city as a base to explore the Black Forest; hiring a car in Pforzheim is popular for this reason. Rent a car in Pforzheim and drive south into the heart of the Black Forest on the B294; head east to Stuttgart (Mercedes Benz Museum, Palace Square), or west to Karlsruhe on the convenient A8. Alternatively, Strasbourg is little more than an hour away on the A5.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su closed
Address: Mannheimer Strasse 2
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.