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In Gotha we recommend the following car hire offers

from 25 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Fiat 500
10 Days from 04.07 - 14.07.2025
Example vehicle
from 25 £ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Volkswagen Polo
10 Days from 04.07 - 14.07.2025
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from 31 £ per day
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Mini
e.g. Fiat 500
10 Days from 04.07 - 14.07.2025
Example vehicle

Getting Around - Car Rental Recommendations

Renting a car is a flexible choice, allowing you to decide your own pace of discovering Gotha. For solo travellers or couples, a standard sedan would suffice, providing a comfortable and economical option. Families or larger groups may benefit more from a larger vehicle like an SUV or minivan.

Driving Policies and Traffic Rules

Before hitting the road, becoming familiar with local driving policies is essential. People drive on the right-hand side instead of the left, as in the UK, so be prepared for this subtle but significant switch. Ensure to respect speed limits usually 50 km/h in towns and 100 km/h on cross-country roads.

Parking in Gotha

There are numerous multi-storey, both covered and open-air car parks, in Gotha city centre. Most places accept cash and credit cards.

Key Attractions

  • Friedenstein Castle: The largest early-Baroque style palace in Germany, housing notable art collections.
  • Gotha’s Historic Town Centre: Quaint old town streets filled with stores and restaurants.
  • Duke’s Museum: Art enthusiasts would enjoy this museum with a variety of collections.

Climate

Gotha features a temperate sea climate which is considerably different from harsher UK winters. While UK visitors may find summer temperatures slightly warmer, they're more than tolerable, ranging from 20 to 25°C at the height of summer.

Currency

Germany uses the Euro, making it a straightforward exchange from the Pound Sterling. Plenty of local ATMs accept international debit and credit cards.

Airport and Transport Links

The closest airport to Gotha is Erfurt-Weimar airport, located about half an hour by car. Trains to Gotha from various cities within Germany are frequent and reliable.

Nearby Destinations

Within easy reach by car are the stunning cities of Erfurt and Weimar, all within an hour’s drive.

We hope this guide helps you make the most of your trip to Gotha. Happy travelling!

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