Car Rental in Nurnberg
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Why rent a car in Nurnberg?
Nuremberg (known as Nürnberg in German) is a great city to visit. Blending an interesting history with a lively cultural scene, the city boasts impressive architecture, high-quality museums, and many unique art spaces. Nuremberg is near a number of other interesting Bavarian destinations, and with a rental car, even famous cities in other parts of the country are easily within your reach.
One-Way Car Rentals in Nurnberg
The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Nurnberg and drop off in another city include:
- From Nurnberg to Munich - 148 offers from US$ 38.81 per day
- From Nurnberg to Salzburg - 48 offers from US$ 60.28 per day
- From Nurnberg to Hof - 39 offers from US$ 42.79 per day
- From Nurnberg to Amsterdam - 48 offers from US$ 62.27 per day
- From Nurnberg to Bremen - 139 offers from US$ 38.81 per day
Top ways to enter Nurnberg
- Nuremberg Airport: Also known as Albrecht Dürer Airport, it served 4.2 million travelers in 2018, making it the second-busiest airport in Bavaria. The airport is served by around 20 different airlines providing flights to and from all over Europe. The airport is some 7.5 km (4.6 miles) north of the city center and can be reached in 15-20 minutes. Although sometimes also called Franconia Airport after the region in which it is located, it should not be confused with Franconia Airport in New Hampshire, USA.
- Munich Airport: The second-busiest airport in all of Germany, it handled 46 million travelers in 2018. The airport is a hub for a number of airlines, including Lufthansa, Condor, and Eurowings. Located 160 km (99 miles) south of Nuremberg, Munich Airport can be reached in just under two hours.
- Stuttgart Airport: Serving the largest southern German city, Stuttgart Airport handled nearly 12 million travelers in 2018. The airport is a large hub for Eurowings, Lauda, and TUI Airways and is also served by around 25 other airlines. Located 230 km (143 miles) southwest of Nuremberg, Stuttgart Airport takes three hours to reach.
- Memmingen Airport: Sometimes also called Munich-South for marketing purposes, this small Bavarian airport is popular with low-cost carriers like Ryanair and Wizz Air, making it one of the cheapest airports to fly to in South Germany. Located 235 km (146 miles) southwest of Nuremberg, the airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 50 minutes.
- Frankfurt Airport: The busiest in Germany and fourth-busiest in Europe, Frankfurt Airport handled 69 million travelers in 2018. Made up of two terminals and served by around 70 different airlines, it hosts flights to and from all the continents of the world. Located 230 km (143 miles) northwest of Nuremberg, Frankfurt Airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 50 minutes.
- By rail: If arriving in Nuremberg by train, you can also pick up your rental car at the Nuremberg Central Railway Station (Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof).
Useful city facts
- Despite being located quite far from the coast, Nuremberg has an oceanic climate. The average high temperature is 25°C (76°F) in July, the warmest month, and 3°C (37°F) in January, the coldest. Precipitation is quite even throughout the year with July being the rainiest month and February, the driest.
- For centuries, Nuremberg had the title of imperial city and due to its political importance, was often called the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Nuremberg is also the largest city and center of Franconia, a large historic region spanning the German states of Bavaria, Hesse, Thuringia, and Baden-Wurttemberg. Franconia is characterized by its unique dialect, culture, wine, and cuisine. To this day, some inhabitants of Nuremberg feel more Franconian than Bavarian.
Top destinations and activities
- Nuremberg Castle. Not just a single castle, but a complex of buildings, the Nuremberg Castle is located at the heart of the historic center of Nuremberg. The former home of many German rulers and a symbol of power for the Holy Roman Empire, it is made up of the Imperial Chapel, Sinwell Tower, Heathen’s Tower and other impressive structures. No visit to the city is complete without seeing the Nuremberg Castle.
- Art Bunker. The Second World War destroyed not only millions of lives but also countless artworks. To avoid destruction and preserve as much iconic art as possible, a number of art bunkers were created in Europe. Although most of the artworks that were saved in the Nuremberg Art Bunker or Kunstbunker have now been returned to museums, a visit to the underground cellars to learn about the preservation work is still a fascinating experience. Tours are available not only in German, but also in English, French, Spanish, and Czech.
- Natural History Museum. Dedicated to natural environments and the cultures that inhabit them, it is one of the most unique museums of Bavaria. Exhibits of ethnic art, anthropology, archaeology, and geology are dedicated not only to Germany, but also such faraway places as the Sahara, Siberia, and Central America.
Traffic and parking tips
- Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits it 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated or built-up areas. There is no national speed limit on autobahns (highways) and many of them don’t have a set speed limit. However, contrary to what is sometimes stated, about 50% of the autobahns do have their own individual speed limits, so do carefully follow the speed limit signs on each road that you’re driving on.
- When it comes to parking, different areas are indicated by different colors. Blue lines indicate a paid parking spot where you can park for up to two hours for an hourly rate of €2.50. Dotted blue lines indicate parking areas for disabled drivers. Yellow lines indicate parking areas for taxis. Orange lines indicate parking areas for commercial delivery cars. A red line means that parking is forbidden - breaking this rule can lead to large fines and even your car being towed.
- Where the speed limits are enforced, the tolerance for speeding is low. Driving just 3 km/h (2 mph) above the speed limit can, and often will, lead to fines. Many roads that do have speed limits have radars in place.
- Some autobahns have a minimum speed limit that applies to specific lanes, for example, a minimum speed of 110 km/h (68 mph) for the left lane and 90 km/h (56 mph) for the center lane.
- Because of the very high speed used by some on the German autobahns, be extra careful before switching lanes.
- It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving. This is strictly enforced and the fines are substantial.
- Children under the age of 12 have to use a child safety seat.
- The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Exceeding these limits can lead to high fines and a license ban.
- Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
- When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
- The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.
Although Germany has a large number of high-speed motorways, only vehicles that weigh more than 7,5 tons need to pay a toll. This excludes practically all types of rental cars.
There are two tolled tunnels in Germany, the Herren Tunnel in Schleswig-Holstein and the Warnow Tunnel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Neither of them is particularly close to Nuremberg.
Find out more about the toll roads in Germany on the European toll road website.
Ideas for a day-trip
- Fürth. A cute little town that is basically a northern suburb of Nuremberg, Fürth is a great destination for a day-trip. Unlike its larger neighbor, it suffered very little damage during the Second World War, with much of its medieval and renaissance architecture in good shape to this day. Special attractions include the Jewish Museum, Radio Museum, and the classy Rathaus or city hall. Located just 10 km (6 miles) northwest of Nuremberg’s city center, Fürth can be reached by car in about 15 minutes.
- Erlangen. A cozy Franconian city with a youthful population, Erlangen has an array of different attractions for visitors to enjoy. These include the impressive Margravial Palace, the Huguenot Church, Siemens Medical Technology Museum, and a number of parks and public gardens. Just outside the city is the Tennenlohe Forest Experience Center where visitors can explore the local woods and learn about their ecological importance. Located just 22 km (14 miles) north of Nuremberg, Erlangan can be reached in about 25 minutes.
- Munich. The capital of Bavaria and one of the famous old cities of Europe, Munich is both cozy and modern. Many travelers enjoy its distinct architecture, public fairs, hearty cuisine, and the feeling of a big village, but just as many come for its high-tech museums and contemporary art scene. In addition to many attractions in the city itself, Munich can also serve as a gateway to the Bavarian Alps. According to many surveys, Munich has some of the highest quality of living among all the cities in the world. Located 170 km (105 miles) south of Nuremberg, the city can be reached in just under two hours.
Most popular rental types and cars
The most popular rental car in Nuremberg is the Volkswagen Golf, closely followed by the Volkswagen Up and the Toyota Aygo. The most popular rental car types are compact, mini, and economy.
- Leipzig. A blend of old and new, the former East German city was heavily bombarded during the Second World War but has recently reinvented itself as a great hub of technology, industry, and innovation (some people in Germany call it ‘the New Munich’). The city has plenty to enjoy, from beautifully renovated churches and castles to the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, a Museum about life in former East Germany, and the University of Leipzig Botanical Gardens. Located 285 km (177 miles) northeast of Nuremberg, Leipzig can be reached in three hours. Dresden, the other great city of the region is also easily within your reach with a rental car.
- Frankfurt. Most people outside Germany know Frankfurt as the European hub of business and finance, but this West German city has so much more to explore. Many travelers come here every year for attractions like the English Theater, the Goethe House, and the Senckenberg Natural History Museum. Frankfurt also has one of the most impressive skylines in Europe which can be observed from the Top of the Main Tower as well as a number of other locations in the city. Located 225 km (140 miles) west of Leipzig, Frankfurt can be reached in about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Czech Republic. Bordering Bavaria to the east, the Czech Republic (or Czechia) is a fascinating travel destination. Most travelers know it for its capital Prague, one of the most admired cities in Europe; but small, beautiful towns like Karlovy Vary (famous for its spas) and Plzen (home to great cathedrals and a synagogue) are even closer to Germany. The latter is just 205 km (128 miles) east of Nuremberg and can be reached in two hours. Although like Germany, the Czech Republic is a member of the Schengen area and therefore there are no border checks between the two countries, you should still ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you crossing the border.
Car Rental Prices in Nurnberg
- Station wagons - from $49 per day
- Large cars - from $46 per day
- Medium cars - from $38 per day
- People Carriers/Vans - from $86 per day
- Premium cars - from $58 per day
- Small cars - from $31 per day
- SUVs - from $54 per day
How can I save money on my rental car?
Increase your chances of landing a great rental car by following these tips:
- Compare the rates of different rental car providers
- Book your rental car well in advance
- Plan your route before you go
- Know your fuel and mileage requirements
- Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Nuremberg is the cheapest in September when renting a car is about 48% cheaper than the yearly average and 65% cheaper than renting a car in April. Catch the end of the summer with a trip to Bavaria!
Top 20 Cities near Nurnberg
Berlin Car Rentals from $26.76 per day370.0 km / 229.9 miles away
Munich Car Rentals from $31.28 per day154.9 km / 96.2 miles away
Frankfurt Car Rentals from $26.54 per day191.5 km / 119.0 miles away
Dusseldorf Car Rentals from $45.84 per day359.4 km / 223.3 miles away
Hamburg Car Rentals from $45.70 per day457.1 km / 284.0 miles away
Cologne Car Rentals from $30.56 per day332.5 km / 206.6 miles away
Stuttgart Car Rentals from $35.32 per day159.2 km / 98.9 miles away
Mannheim Car Rentals from $39.96 per day185.3 km / 115.2 miles away
Dortmund Car Rentals from $28.37 per day332.6 km / 206.7 miles away
Hannover Car Rentals from $29.78 per day343.7 km / 213.6 miles away
Bremen Car Rentals from $23.02 per day425.8 km / 264.6 miles away
Weeze Car Rentals from $41.57 per day420.0 km / 261.0 miles away
Leipzig Car Rentals from $28.51 per day230.4 km / 143.2 miles away
Dresden Car Rentals from $21.43 per day255.3 km / 158.6 miles away
Baden-Baden Car Rentals from $43.71 per day231.9 km / 144.1 miles away
Memmingen Car Rentals from $41.57 per day179.2 km / 111.3 miles away
Münster Car Rentals from $27.70 per day364.6 km / 226.5 miles away
Flensburg Car Rentals from $26.93 per day597.3 km / 371.1 miles away
Friedrichshafen Car Rentals from $41.57 per day233.5 km / 145.1 miles away
Hahn/Lautzenhausen Car Rentals from $32.52 per day278.8 km / 173.3 miles away
Top 20 Locations near Nurnberg
Nurnberg Train Station Car Rentals from $35.91 per day1.0 km / 0.6 miles away
Nurnberg Airport Car Rentals from $29.03 per day6.7 km / 4.2 miles away
Munich Airport Car Rentals from $25.78 per day130.9 km / 81.3 miles away
Munich Laim Train Station Car Rentals from $41.57 per day146.9 km / 91.3 miles away
Munich Central Train Station Car Rentals from $31.28 per day148.3 km / 92.2 miles away
Stuttgart Train Station Car Rentals from $35.32 per day156.2 km / 97.1 miles away
Stuttgart Airport Car Rentals from $26.38 per day158.9 km / 98.8 miles away
Memmingen Airport Car Rentals from $41.57 per day173.0 km / 107.5 miles away
Mannheim City Airport Car Rentals from $39.96 per day185.7 km / 115.4 miles away
Frankfurt Central Station Car Rentals from $41.57 per day189.1 km / 117.5 miles away
Rosenheim Train Station Car Rentals from $37.71 per day192.1 km / 119.4 miles away
Frankfurt Airport Car Rentals from $26.54 per day193.9 km / 120.5 miles away
Friedrichshafen Airport Car Rentals from $41.57 per day227.8 km / 141.5 miles away
Baden-Airpark/Karlsruhe Airport Car Rentals from $43.71 per day230.0 km / 142.9 miles away
Leipzig/Halle Airport Car Rentals from $28.51 per day236.6 km / 147.0 miles away
Dresden Airport Car Rentals from $28.51 per day268.2 km / 166.7 miles away
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport Car Rentals from $32.52 per day280.5 km / 174.3 miles away
Paderborn Lippstadt Airport Car Rentals from $33.93 per day298.3 km / 185.4 miles away
Cologne Bonn Airport Car Rentals from $27.14 per day322.5 km / 200.4 miles away
Dortmund Airport Car Rentals from $28.37 per day337.4 km / 209.7 miles away
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|Alamo||Toyota Aygo||3||2||Small cars|
|Enterprise||Opel Corsa||4||1||Small cars|
|SIXT||VW Polo||5||1||Small cars|
|SIXT||Skoda Scala||5||1||Medium cars|
|Enterprise||Toyota Aygo||3||2||Small cars|
|Alamo||VW Golf||5||2||Medium cars|
|SIXT||Mercedes-Benz CLA||4||2||Large cars|
|Keddy||Opel Astra||5||2||Medium cars|