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Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt is an important neighbourhood in the northeastern suburbs of Stuttgart. This city of over 2.5 million inhabitants, known for its large involvement in the European motor industry, is an easy destination to obtain car hire fit for exploring both Stuttgart and the rest of southern Germany.
Who to Book With
Europcar and Profi Mietfahter alle Klassen GmbH are the two main car rental companies in the area of Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt, although there are other options scattered across the city. Booking on the internet prior to travelling to Germany is often regarded as a wise move due to the savings that can be made.
Best Time to Go
Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt and the whole of Stuttgart are best visited in the summer, from May to early September. This is when the most pleasant climate of the year is experienced but car rental rates shouldn’t fluctuate. However, if the local football team, Vfb Stuttgart, has qualified for the UEFA Champions League, hotels may be full of visiting fans of the opposing side.
Need to Know Essentials
Whenever collecting car hire in Germany, the following documents are to be presented:
- International Driving Permit
- Passport or other form of valid photo ID
- Same credit card used to make the reservation
- Printed copy of confirmed reservation
Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt, and Stuttgart in general, are as well-organised for drivers as any other part of Germany. While parking is available only in parking blocks that charge patrons, the only real problem drivers will face here is becoming familiar with the ring road system of the city.
Our Guide to Germany contains more detailed driving information
Stuttgart is not really a city for pedestrians, although the central areas are easy to navigate on foot. Visitors without their own transportation can make use of the local buses and metro rail S-Bahn system, as well as taxis.
Stuttgart’s S-Bahn is fast and efficient, and successfully links most corners of the city. There are seven lines in total. Passengers that are going to make frequent use of this system should consider purchasing of an all-day ticket for from £5 to £12 per person.
Buses in Stuttgart run through the area of Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt and are provided by the Stadtbahn. While the bus is slower than the S-Bahn, the network stretches further and includes the suburbs. Services are infrequent after midnight.
Taxis in Stuttgart are known for being inexpensive around the Bad Cannstatt area and the rest of the city. Roughly, its costs around £4 for every four minutes of travel and cabs can be caught from ranks or flagged down in the street.
Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt is well located in that it is just out of the city centre, which makes trips into the centre a breeze. It also means travellers can avoid the downtown traffic when heading out of Stuttgart. Select cities in neighbouring countries may be quicker to travel to than domestic counterparts elsewhere in Germany.
Munich - Often wrongly thought of as the capital of the country, Bavaria’s largest city is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. It is famous for its sporting history and for hosting the Oktoberfest beer festival. Around 2 hours, 30 minutes’ drive east of Stuttgart.
Strasbourg - This eastern French city takes less time to reach than Munich from Stuttgart, at just 1 hour, 40 minutes west along the A8 by car. Before crossing the border, a trip to the domestic city of Freiburg is a possibility. Strasbourg's city centre is famous for having been the first to be entirely classed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Those that have learned a bit of German for this trip will still be able to get by in Strasbourg.
Zurich - This Swiss city is only 2 hours, 15 minutes drive south of Stuttgart along the A81. Due to the small size of Switzerland, trips to other cities in the country, such as Basel, are also possible. In Zurich, visitors can enjoy stunning views from the Grossmunster, a Romanesque church, walks along the River Limmat and afternoons at world-renowned museums such as the Kunsthaus art museum.
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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.
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