Category Archives: Germany


Is it worth hiring a car in Berlin? Or are you better off using the city’s excellent public transport, combined with walking and maybe a bit of cycling? Since reunification, the German government, the state of Brandenburg and private investors have poured in billions of euros in investment, both to create a reunited city, and… Read More »


Do you need a car in Cologne? One of the most iconic images for the round-Europe inter-rail traveller is the Hohenzollern bridge leading out from Cologne Hauptbahnhof station and over the Rhine, with the imposing Dom Cathedral as a backdrop. For getting around the enormous Rhine-Ruhr conurbation which stretches from east to west to the… Read More »


Do you need a car in Dresden? [coming] To follow. To follow. [whyno2 num=”77″] To follow. Do you need a car in Dresden? Maybe!


Do you need to a car in Düsseldorf? [coming] To follow. [whynot2 num=”83″] To follow. Do you need to a car in Düsseldorf? No!


Do you need a car in Frankfurt? Frankfurt might be best known as Europe’s financial heart, and it is very much a work hard, play hard city. Ultimately, Frankfurt’s transport network is a great all-rounder, whether you’re planning on getting around by train, by car, or if you are simply looking at flights to get… Read More »


Do you need a car in Munich? Munich is famous for the Oktoberfest drinking festival, but there’s a lot more to Bavaria than beer. However, even when you’ve ticked off your long list of all the interesting palaces and other historic places to visit within the city, and then headed out to some of the… Read More »


Should you rent a car in Stuttgart? Stuttgart might not have quite the same profile as top German city break destinations like Berlin, Cologne and Munich, but the home of Mercedes and Porsche still has plenty to offer. So does this motor city naturally lend itself towards a car-based holiday, or can you get around perfectly… Read More »