Ratingen is situated at the heart of the illustrious state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The town provides an easy commute to Dusseldorf and can be easily seen as part of its neighbour’s wider metropolitan area; although the two cities are very different in character, locals would be quick to point out that Ratingen is in fact older than Dusseldorf - a fact which is partly reflected in the town’s wealth of castles and churches. Car hire in Ratingen is good for those wanting to explore the parkland and countryside in this part of the Bergisches Land Region. You can hire a car in Ratingen from the town itself or throughout Dusseldorf and the North Rhine.