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        About Limburg

        Limburg is a city in Germany, more precisely in the state of Hesse, also known as Hessen or Hessia. It is located in the west of the state between two mountain ranges, the Tunus and the Westerwald. The city was founded on the banks of the river Lahn. There are very fertile soils in this area, so agriculture is well developed in this area and is an important part of the local economy. In addition to agriculture, this area is also known as one of the most important transportation hubs in Germany and beyond. This was an important transportation hub as early as the Middle Ages and has retained that status to this day.

        The first evidence of people living in this area dates back to 800 AD. Thanks to the good conditions, this area was very inviting for people to build a town here, and this happened years later when Limburg was founded. This city really has a troubled past with many different events. That is why today it is a welcoming tourist destination with many different things to see and do. Not only are there great cultural, historical and religious sites here that are worth visiting. There is also fantastic and wonderful nature here, which is another advantage when we talk about the tourism opportunities here. This is a very popular destination in Germany and also among tourists from all over the world. If you take a road trip through Germany, you should definitely stop in Limburg. It is a small city with a big soul and there are also some very interesting and charming places around Limburg that are worth visiting. So plan to spend a few days in this area if you want to explore it properly.

        If you are looking for a charming and romantic place where there are no big tourist crowds on the streets, Limburg is the place for you. This city will enchant you from the moment you enter the small cobbled streets surrounded by picturesque houses and squares. You can also visit some good restaurants and nice bars and cafes, the locals are friendly and always ready to help you. So Libmurg is waiting for you. If you pass by here, you should definitely stop and explore this place.

        Basic info and car hire in Limburg

        • Location: State of Hesse, Germany
        • Population: 35,648
        • Official language: German 
        • Currency: Euro
        • Weather: In Limburg, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy.  
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions:  Most roads in Limburg are in good condition.
        • Car hire in Limburg:  The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Limburg is at the Limburg Downtown. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Limburg!

         Driving in Limburg

        If you want to really explore the city and the surrounding area, a rental car is probably the best option for you. This is a wonderful area to explore by car, as there are many great routes with stunning scenery. The roads are in good condition, so all you need to do is make a good plan, pay attention to the road signs, follow the rules and drive safely.

        Since Limburg, and in fact the whole region, is a major traffic hub, the so-called environmental zones were introduced to maintain a healthy environment for the people who live here. An environmental zone in Germany is a zone into which motorised vehicles are only allowed to enter with an environmental badge. In German, these zones are called Umweltzone, which translates as an environmental zone. As of 2021, there are 58 environmental zones in Germany, covering more than 70 cities. The obligation to possess the environmental badge applies to both German and foreign cars (M1), motor homes (M1), heavy caravans (M1), minibuses (M2), buses (M3), vans (N1), transporters (N2), trucks (N2) and heavy commercial vehicles (N3).

        Vehicle registration and city government sell stickers. Local garages and vehicle inspection centres such as TUeV and DEKRA are also authorised to sell stickers. If you buy them directly from municipal offices, they cost €5. Online, they can cost more. And if they need to be shipped abroad, that can sometimes be a bit more expensive. The city of Berlin sells stickers online (in English or German) for 6 €. TUeV-SUeD offers stickers for 15 € in German, Česky, Français, English, Italiano, Polski, Tuerkçe. TUeV-NORD sells stickers for 9,90 € if the vehicle is registered in Germany, for 17,50 € if the vehicle is not registered in Germany.

        Buy the stickers only on the official websites of the city or TUV. Other websites are often much more expensive if you can get a valid sticker there at all.

        • Age limits: The minimum age to drive a car in Germany is 18 years old. The minimum age to rent a car in Germany is 21 years old, however, some suppliers allow young drivers from 18 years of age to rent a car from them. A young driver fee can apply for drivers that are under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine Orbit Car Hire.
        • International Driving Permit: You are required by law to carry your Drivers Licence when driving. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to provide a copy of your driver's license when applying for the license. If you are mailing your application in, a copy of both the front and the back of the license should be included. You also must present two passport photos to get an international driver's license in Germany.  This is all that you need to obtain an international license for driving in Germany. 
        • Additional papers:  A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies.Identification(passport or ID), and valid proof of insurance. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you. At Orbit Car Hire you can buy additional coverage so you can travel throughout Germany without worry. 
        • Additional requirements:  It is a legal requirement that vehicles have certain safety gear, such as orange vests, caution triangles, and a first aid kit. Verify with your car rental where these are located in your car. You also need to check that you have additional light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company).Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car),
        • Children in the car:  Everyone in the vehicle is required to wear a seatbelt. If a passenger is found without one, then the driver is held responsible with a high fine. In Germany, it is illegal to travel in a car with a child under 3 years old not strapped into an approved child safety seat. Children under twelve (and under 150cm) must have a booster or restraint system and be seated in the back. Ask when booking for a suitable system to be included when you collect your hire car.
        • Driving side of the road: Right Hand
        • Lights: You must turn your lights on any time you can't see at least 1000 feet ahead. Use your low beam headlights whenever it is raining. 
        • General speed limits: When driving in towns, the speed limit is automatically 50 km/h unless stated otherwise. When driving out of towns, the speed limit is automatically 100 km/h unless otherwise stated. NOTE: There will not always be a speed limit sign! Therefore, you need to know that as soon as you enter a village or “built-up” area that automatically means the speed limit is 50km/h! 65% of the highways in Germany (Autobahn) have no speed limit.

        Car Hire in Limburg

        Most popular car hire at Limburg

        The most selected hire car in Limburg is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Limburg are mini and economy. 

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Limburg

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Limburg. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Germany.

        • Limburg-Bamberg (282km with approximately 3 hours of drive)

        • Limburg-Siegen (72km with approximately 1 hour of drive)

        • Limburg-Marburg (82km with approximately 1 hour of drive)

        • Limburg-Bonn (98km with approximately 1,5 hours of drive)

        Popular day trips from Limburg

        Bamberg, Nuremberg, Wurzburg, Frankfurt, Rothenburg Ob der Tauber, Rothenburg, Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, Strasbourg, Alsace, Colmar, Rudesheim am Rhein

        What to see in Limburg

        One of the most popular tourist attractions in the city is undoubtedly the cathedral. Built around the year 1200, Limburg Cathedral is known as one of the most beautiful and representative late Romanesque architecture in the country. It rises on a rock above the city and its location makes it truly a majestic and breathtaking building. In addition to an inspiring facade with many details and decorations and windows in Gothic style, there is also a lot to see inside the church. You can visit the cathedral on your own or join a guided tour, where you can also learn a lot about the history of this building and the history of the city.

        The old Lahn Bridge is another great tourist attraction. It was built in the 14th century and is one of the most photographed places in Limburg. This is a popular place for great Instagram, Facebook or Tiktok content.

        Germany is known for its well-preserved castles and Limburg is no different. The Count's Castle Diez is located just outside the city and is a very popular tourist attraction among Germans and also tourists from other parts of the world. Besides the beautiful building, you can also visit a great museum and enjoy a magnificent view of the castle.

        Other places to visit in Limburg and its surroundings: Schloss Hadamar, Rosengarten Hadamar, Schaumburg Castle, Werner-Senger-Haus, Haus Kleine Rütsche 4, Dom St Georg...

        Drive your rental car beyond Limburg

        Germany, or the Federal Republic of Germany as the country's official name, is located in Central Europe and is the second most populous country in Europe after Russia. Germany borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. The country's capital and largest city is Berlin, and Germany's financial centre is Frankfurt. In many ways, Germany is undoubtedly one of the strongest and most developed countries in the world. It is the country with the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest economy in the world. It is a world leader in several industrial, scientific and technological fields and is both the third largest exporter and the third largest importer of goods.

        But of course, Germany is not just the industrial and financial giant. It is a country with many opportunities in many different fields. From arts, education, tourism, sports, etc. Germany has a long and turbulent past with all kinds of events and among these events, there are some that Germans are not very proud of, such as the World War. There are many monuments, museums and places that commemorate these events and send a warning to the world that this kind of event should never happen again.

        Germany consists of 16 states (Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Bremen, Brandenburg, Berlin, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Thuringia, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria), and each of them has something different to offer and is really worth visiting. The country lies between the Baltic and North Seas in the north and the Alps in the south. So there really is a lot to see and do here, from the south to the north. One of the great advantages of this country is the fact that the road infrastructure here is really well developed and among the best in Europe. It is an ideal country for a road trip. You should probably do more than one road trip through Germany if you want to explore it properly, but you can be sure that you will have a great time no matter which part of the country you want to explore. You can either opt for the bigger cities in Germany, as there are a large number of cities in this country and there are really countless interesting things to see and do in most of the cities. Also, there are many festivals that take place throughout the year. So you just need to research well and make a good plan before coming here, because you really need to be well organized if you want to see and do as many things as possible.

        In Germany, there are also many great options for those who prefer a more active type of vacation. For those who love the mountains, there are many great mountain trails and routes that you can explore either on your own or with a guided group. In the Alps you can also do many other activities, from climbing to mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, skating on the many great lakes, etc.

        If you are not interested in the mountains, you can always visit the lakes and rivers or even try rafting or kayaking. The countryside in Germany is also beautiful and worth experiencing. You can also drive around and visit many romantic little villages where you can learn more about the German culture and traditions, meet the locals and try some local specialities. If you decide to explore the German countryside, you can also be prepared to see some amazing castles. Some of them are abandoned and only ruins remind us that the castle was here in the past, but some castles are still alive and are being renovated to house museums, galleries, etc. and are spectacular tourist attractions. An interesting fact about Germany is that it is the country with the third largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Besides castles, there are fascinating churches and other majestic architecture all over the country that will simply take your breath away.

        For technology freaks and lovers of the automotive industry, there are some of the most famous brands from this country whose factories and museums you can visit, e.g. BMW, Mercedez, Audi...

        The country is also famous for its gastronomy and it is important to highlight two traditional German flagships in this field. The beer is undoubtedly one, with the Oktoberfest, one of the most famous festivals in the world, where record-breaking amounts of beer are sold every year, and then of course the sausage, as it is called. If you are in Germany, you should definitely try the sausage and the beer. This is German tradition and pride.

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        Where to eat, drink, and party in Limburg

        As in many German cities and towns, Limburg has a decent culinary offer. Thanks to the good conditions for growing fruits and vegetables in this area, the cuisine here is mainly based on local ingredients. Of course, in addition to traditional German cuisine, you can also enjoy menus from around the world, as there are many different restaurants in the city that offer different cuisines.

        Best restaurant in Limburg

        Pastorale Kultursalon & Sommergarten

        Roter Hahn

        Restaurant Indian Palace Limburg

        Ristorante-Fellini

        Tafelspitz

        Zum Burgkeller

        FAQ

        What you need to know about renting a car

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        What do I need to rent a car in Germany?

        credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.

        How old do I need to be to rent a car in Germany?

        The minimum age to rent a car in Germany is 21 years old, however, some suppliers allow young drivers from 18 years of age to rent a car from them. A young driver fee can apply for drivers that are under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.

        Do I need car insurance in Germany?

        Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Germany with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.

        Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Germany?

        In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.

        Do I need an international driving license in Germany?

        An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.

        How do I find the cheapest car in Germany?

        You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period. 

        What is the cheapest rental car in Germany?

        You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Toyota Aygo and Opel Corsa often provide the best prices. 

        What is the best car rental company in Germany?

        You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Alamo, Enterprise, Europcar, Buchbinder, and Keddy. 

        What types and makes of rental cars deals can I find in Germany?

        You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Hyundai i20, Renault Clio, VW Golf, BMW 1 series. 

        Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book for Germany?

        Most car rentals in Germany offer unlimited mileage in their offers. 

        Find The Best Car Hire Companies In Limburg

        • Ace Rent A Car
        • Alamo Car Hire
        • Buchbinder
        • Car Hire with Keddy by Europcar
        • Dollar Car Rental
        • Enterprise Rent a Car
        • Europcar
        • Global Rent a Car
        • National
        • OK Mobility
        • Sixt Rent a Car
        • Thrifty Car Hire

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