The town of Pirmasens stands in western Germany just three miles from the border with France. Zweibrücken Airport is eight miles to the west. This gently rolling hilly area is known as Südwestpfalz and, if you have a rental car, it's easy to drive to all the main points of interest. The highlights include the Palatinate Forest, which covers a wide area stretching over the border into northeast France. Look out too for the impressive castles at Drachenfels, Altdahn and Berwartstein. Meanwhile, over the border are the romantic ruins of the French Château de Hohenbourg and Château du Petit-Arnsberg.
Visitors who hire a car in Pirmasens can fully explore all the attractions of the town and its immediate surroundings. The Pirmasens highlights include a museum dedicated to the renowned 400-mile-long German defensive fortifications of the Siegfried Line or 'Westwall'. This museum is housed in a spectacular former underground section of the Line. The Dynamikum Museum meanwhile is bang up to date, with interactive displays about science. The grand brick town hall overlooks a leafy central square at the heart of the community. Other local attractions to look out for are the Bürkel painting gallery, a museum of shoes and a family-friendly chocolate factory.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su on request
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.