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Pirmasens is situated in the Rhineland-Palatinate region in eastern Germany, close to the French border. With a population of approximately 50,000 people, Pirmasens is a very imaginatively rebuilt city and it was, at one point in time, the centre of the German shoe industry. It also acts as the urban hub of south-western region of Palatinate.
The city was established by Count Ludwig IX who selected this region for his residential purposes and a military garrison. Ludwig was a very strict ruler in his time, and used to march his troops frequently on the parade ground. He was seen as one of the most enlightened rulers and is remembered fondly by the public.
Visit the incredible Shoe Museum in the Old Town Hall in the center of Pirmasens. The shoe industry indirectly owes its allegiance to Ludwig. When he died, his army was disbanded, and the soldiers turned to making shoes using the leather parts of their uniform. In a desperate attempt to make money, these shoes were then sold by their wives to the public. This was the beginning of world famous brand names such as Schlabbe. Remnants of Pirmasens' magnificent shoe industry can be seen even today.
By opting for car hire travellers can travel just over 60kms west of Pirmasens to the beautiful city of Saarbruecken, where tourists can visit the Saarbruecken Castle (pictured above), and many more great attractions.
Pirmasens nearest airport is Flughafen Saarbrücken Airport, with flights operating to and from the UK and many European destinations. Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt car rental desks are located opposite the main terminal building. For the cheapest available deals prebook car hire online. Fill in your travel criteria in the search form above and let us search and compare quotes from more than forty leading car hire firms to ensure we find you the best deals, and the best car.
Pirmasens Central Station offers bus and train services to other neighbouring destinations, however it is always best to walk around the city, or catch a bus, to take in all the beautiful buildings and attractions. Car hire is always best if tourists wish to travel into the surrounding countryside to explore the region and its other amazing sights.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).