What you should know before hiring a car in Frankfurt
Car hires in Frankfurt: practical information
Where to rent a car in Frankfurt
Frankfurt is a city that means business. It's the financial centre of Germany and is home to the biggest airport in the country. It hosts the most important trade shows in Europe, a great reason to visit the city. Your best bet is to pick up a car hire at Frankfurt airport as soon as you arrive. Choose from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt from the Arrival's Hall.
You won't be short on choice for a car hire Frankfurt city. Avis and Europcar are available at the city's main train station while Sixt is next to the Frankfurt (Main) Konstablerwache S-bahn station.
Driving in Frankfurt: parking and other tips
Parking in Frankfurt can be a problem, depending which part of the city you're in. When a big fair is in town, the International Automobile Exhibition and the Frankfurt Book Fair for example, it can be tricky finding parking. Better to use the park-and-ride system instead. For inner-city parking, use the city's lots which charge a reasonable €1 or €8/day.
You'll find parking for just about any price, up to €29/day. Instead, leave your Frankfurt car rental at your hotel in Frankfurt during the day, only using it to cross the city and make trips in and out of the city. Always ask before booking whether parking comes complimentary or not.
Road trips from Frankfurt: what to do, what to see
Hit the A66 and take a trip in your Frankfurt rent car to Mainz, an elegant Roman city with one of the oldest standing cathedrals in all of Germany. Construction first stared in 975 but today most of what is standing is from the 11th to 13th centuries. Don't miss Chagall's famous blue stained glass windows. Walk around the town, there are great views from here of the Rhine.
Pay a visit to the old stomping grounds of the Duchy of Hesse in Darmstadt, a lovely old city that is famed for its art nouveau architecture. First stop is the old palace where all the Dukes and Dames used to mingle, the Schloß Marktplatz. Second is Künstlerkolonie Mathildenhöhe, for the best of the city's eclectic art nouveau buildings.
Want to see something truly special during our holidays in Frankfurt? Head to Cologne. The first sight you'll notice in Cologne is the magnificent Dom. Are you fit enough to climb the 509 stairs up the South Tower? The views are totally worth it! The Synagogue is a piece of gothic mastery. Cologne is also famous for its traditional neighbourhoods, especially the bohemian quarter of Agnesviertel.