Hertz car rental in Munich is easy, and with so much to see and do, it makes sense to rent a car to make getting around more convenient. If you want to rent a car in Munich you will find Hertz rental branches at convenient locations around the city.
Munich really is a driver’s city. With plenty of Autobahns serving the Bavarian capital and the surrounding countryside, and a well-laid out system of roads and routes, it’s easy to navigate your way around. Spectacular royal avenues and squares lead to Bavarian palaces such as Schloss Nymphenburg, while at the northern end of Marienplatz you’ll find the magnificent Neues Rathaus, Bavaria’s seat of government.
You will need a full driving licence and must be over 21 to rent a car in Munich. If you are from outside the European Union you will also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). For more information about driving regulations in Munich, take a look at our page about renting a car in Germany
If you rent a car in Munich you may find parking tricky, as spaces are limited. However, parking prices are affordable, compared to many European cities. Charges for parking on the street start from €1 to €2.50 per hour usually from 08:00 to 23:00.
Watch out for additional restrictions. Throughout the city centre there are "blue zones", where you can park your car for a maximum time of 2 hours (hourly rate €2.50). It also helps to know the road markings for parking areas. A dotted blue line indicates space for disabled drivers, while areas with yellow lines are for taxis only. Red lines denote areas where parking is strictly forbidden, and orange lines are areas reserved for deliveries only.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0700-2100, Sa-Su 0900-1700.
Address:Bahnhofplatz 2, Level 1 beside DB lounge
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su on request
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0600-2400, Sa-Su 0700-2400.
Address:Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport, Airport Center Level 3
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1900, Sa 0800-1200, Su 0900-1100.
Address:Landsberger Strasse 293
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su closed
Address:Wolfratshauser Strasse 160
Phone:897 442 4889
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0700-1900, Sa 0730-1200, Su 0800-1100
Address:Ingolstaedter Str 170B
There are four magnificent, 19th century royal avenues running through Munich. Briennerstraße starts at the magnificent Odeonsplatz (where you can find Feldherrnhalle, Theatinerkirche and the Residenz) on the northern fringe of Altstadt and runs from east to west past Wittelsbacherplatz.
Ludwigstraße also starts at Odeonsplatz, but runs from south to north and connects the inner city with Schwabing.
Maximilianstraße starts at Max-Joseph-Platz and runs from west to east crossing the river Isar before ending at the Maximilianeum, the Bavarian state parliament.
Prinzregentenstraße runs parallel to Maximilianstraße beginning at Prinz-Carl-Palais, and is lined with a number of museums.
Around Munich the legendary Autobahn offers fast and smooth connectivity to other major cities in Germany. However, if this is your first experience of driving on the Autobahn, there are a few things to remember:
• Passing on the right is not allowed. Slower vehicles are expected to move to the right to allow faster vehicles to pass. You should remain in the right-hand lane unless you are passing a slower vehicle.
• If you have a breakdown or an accident you must move the vehicle to the shoulder (if it can be moved), and place a warning triangle 200m from the scene.
• While it is not technically illegal to run out of fuel, it’s illegal to stop unnecessarily on the Autobahn, and running out of fuel is seen as a preventable occurrence and as such falls into the category of an ‘illegal stop’. The fine can be considerable!
• Despite popular belief, there are speed limits on the Autobahn. Some sections do have permanent or dynamic speed limits of between 80-130km (50-80mph), particularly on dangerous stretches, near major interchanges or urban areas, or where there is heavy traffic. Some parts also have night-time and wet weather speed restrictions.