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In Kiel we recommend the following car hire offers

from 23 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

e.g. Fiat 500
10 Days from 16.07 - 26.07.2024
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from 24 £ per day

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

e.g. Hyundai i20
10 Days from 16.07 - 26.07.2024
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from 30 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. Fiat 500
10 Days from 16.07 - 26.07.2024
Example vehicle

Hire a Car in Kiel

Kiel is a special destination which can be ideally explored with a hired car. The beautiful Hanseatic city is one of the biggest northern cities in Germany and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Experience an unforgettable holiday near the water and discover great destinations in the area. In summer, we recommend a trip by hired car to the sea or to the numerous lakes or forests around the city.

Discover the beautiful city of Kiel by hired car

Kiel is the northernmost city in Germany. It is located directly on the Baltic Sea, at the end of the Kiel Canal. One of the best-known events is the Kiel Weeks, a sailing event. Due to the proximity to the water, the numerous events and the flair of the city, you can enjoy a wide range of leisure activities with a hired car. Explore Schleswig-Holstein, travel cheap to the capital Berlin or take the ferry to Scandinavia. When you hire a hired car, you gain mobility and design your holiday or business trip according to your individual wishes. You can choose from a wide range of vehicles and implementation options. If you need a hired car for the whole family, then it can be found just as quickly in the price comparison as the sports car for the trip for two. Realize the journey to the airport Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel or to the airport Lübeck-Blankensee with the hired car cheap and comfortable. From here you can drive to any desired place, for example Berlin, Munich or Frankfurt.

Famous sights in Kiel: Go on a discovery tour with a hired car at a reasonable price

With a hired car you discover the beautiful city of Kiel and its famous buildings in a relaxed and self-determined way. Set up an individual daily plan that takes your interests and preferences into account. A place worth seeing is the town hall, because the tower is the landmark of the city. It is based on the Campanile in Venice. The Art Nouveau roof of the main building was destroyed during the war, but a new design with a hipped roof took place. The Gothic St. Nikolai Church had also suffered from the attacks during the Second World War and subsequently had to be extensively restored. Most of the historical furnishings have been preserved. The historic Kiel Castle of the Schauburg counts has been replaced by a modern new building. The oldest house in Kiel is the Warleberger Hof, the city museum. In 2007 a museum was opened in the oldest preserved building of the shipyard industry. It is located in the Old Metal Foundry of the "Kiel Shipyard". The advantage of a hired car is that you can travel cheaply and set your own schedule. Park in the city centre and discover Kiel on foot or drive to the most beautiful places in the Schleswig-Holstein region. The offers in the field of leisure activities are extensive and varied.

Offers in the field of art, music and theatre in Kiel

The city's largest cultural institution is the Kiel Theatre. It includes the Opera House, the Theater am Werftpark and the Schauspielhaus. There are numerous other cultural institutions in the city, such as the Polish Theatre, the Niederdeutsche Bühne Kiel and the student theatre. The Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra is known for its classical concerts. The annual Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival regularly attracts large numbers of visitors to the state capital. As part of Kiel Week, modern pop concerts by international artists will be held in the Sparkassen Arena. By car you can visit the most beautiful museums of the city. Thanks to the wide range of offers, the right exhibition for every preference can be found quickly. Whether computer museum, shipping museum or the art gallery - the variety does not let boredom arise even after a longer stay in the city.

Typical Kiel: The long tradition in shipping

If you travel to Kiel by hired car, you will be thrilled by the proximity to the water and the harbour facilities. Thanks to the natural shape of the Kiel Fjord, even large cruise ships can reach the southern end of the fjord. The port in Kiel is the third largest passenger port in Germany after Rostock and Puttgarden. The annual passenger volume amounts to more than 1.6 million people. Ferries depart from Kiel to Oslo, Gothenburg and other towns. A special experience is the arrival of one of the big cruise ships. With a hired car you drive to the harbour and capture the incomparable sight of the impressive ships on a photo for eternity. 133 calls of cruise ships had taken place in 2015, so that this experience will most probably also be possible during your stay in Kiel. The Ostuferhafen is where most of the cargo is handled. In 2015, 6.2 million tons of goods were handled here.

Popular excursion destinations in Northern Germany

With a hired car you reach the most beautiful excursion destinations in Northern Germany.

Use the price comparison to select the best offers and discover Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Brandenburg and many other federal states. A journey by car is not only cheap but also comfortable. You can reach Berlin, the North Sea or the southern Baltic Sea in a few hours by car. Stop at exciting stations on the way, for example in Hamburg or Bremerhaven. Discover Northern Germany by hired car and start your family holiday. Using the price comparison, you have the option of selecting the stations for picking up and returning the car. For example, if you choose Kiel as your starting point and one of the stations in Berlin as your return destination, you can plan both a short and a long stay in the capital. You decide whether you want to use the hired car on site or whether you need a car for the return journey. The individual design option allows you to design your holiday at a reasonable price. The rental offers range from inexpensive small cars to spacious limousines. A car is important in private as well as in business life. For business trips, offers with particularly representative luxury vehicles are available for hire. Thanks to the inclusive kilometres, the cars can be hired at a reasonable price and thus make it possible to arrange small and large excursions in Schleswig-Holstein at a favourable price.

The most beautiful beaches in Kiel and Schleswig-Holstein

Falckenstein Beach is Kiel's longest beach. Enjoy sunbathing on the fine sandy beach and the sight of passing cruise ships and ferries. The 1,860 metre long, guarded beach is the ideal place for a wonderful summer day. On the 300 meter long dog beach your beloved four-legged friends can let off steam to their heart's content. Of course, a footbridge suitable for wheelchairs, a snack bar and a children's playground are not to be missed. On the beach volleyball field and the mini golf course you will spend an unforgettable time with your family. At noon you can prepare delicious steaks at the barbecue. The parking lots are only 300 meters from the beach, so that you can arrive with the hired car cheaply and comfortably. In addition to Falckensteiner Strand, Kiel has three other larger beaches: Hasselfelde Beach, Schilkseer Beach and Skagerraufer Beach.

Excursions for families with children

For children and adults, a visit to one of the city's five animal enclosures is an exciting experience. Observe deer, mouflon and numerous other species. Many of the 200 species are native breeds, other animal species have been naturalized in Schleswig-Holstein or are located in Europe. Whether bison, Icelandic horse or aurochs - get to know the fascination of the animal world. Since numerous hiking trails lead through the parks from the outside, you can combine a visit to a zoo with a wonderful hiking excursion. If you hire a hired car, you can reach the facilities Hammer, Uhlenkrog, Hasseldieksdamm, Tannenberg and Suchsdorf, which are open all year round, comfortably and inexpensively with the whole family. Another popular destination is the aquarium of the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research. Admission is particularly favourable, with special offers for children and young people. Discover the underwater world with its fauna and flora in 30 different show basins. Get to know the sea creatures up close and learn about their habits. Sea wolves, seahorses and squid are only three of the species living there. A special experience is the public feeding of the seals. For nature lovers it is also interesting to hire a car and drive to one of the botanical gardens. The Old Botanical Garden was taken over by the University of Kiel in 1868. Since it is located on the edge of Kiel's old town, it can be reached quickly. One of the highlights in the complex is the primeval sequoia. In addition, there are numerous different tree species, recreational areas, perennial beds and medicinal plants. From the viewing platform you have a wonderful view of the fjord.

Hire a car via price comparison for a business trip

If you want to drive to a business appointment, then a hired car is the right choice. You get a representative vehicle at a reasonable price and always remain flexible. On a business trip you will also notice spontaneous appointments during the day, which improves your success. In your free time you discover the city with a hired car and combine your professional stay with cultural experiences. A hired car enables you to travel to different business locations in and around Schleswig-Holstein. Continue to Berlin, visit secondary branches of your company or explore new markets. With a hired car you are flexible in all situations. Added to this is the high comfort of a car. You always have all necessary documents at hand and your laptop is safely stored in your own vehicle. When you look at the different offers, look at the size, performance and equipment of the car. Choose the right model for the desired period and optimize the success of your company through a professional appearance in Kiel.

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Frequently asked questions about car hire booking Kiel

How much does a hired car cost in Kiel?

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Book a hired car for one day

You can book a hired car in Kiel from as little as 23 £ per day. A visit to Kiel is already worthwhile for a weekend or for a few days and with a hired car you are always flexible.

Book a hired car for a week

You can find cheap rental cars in Kiel from 155 £ per week. From Kiel you can discover more great places and travel with your hired car flexible and independent.

Book a hired car for the whole family

If you are planning a holiday in the north of Germany with the whole family, then we recommend booking a family car hire for 194 £ per week.

What to consider when returning the hired car?

Returning hired car

For the return of your hired car, you should allow enough buffer time to avoid being pressed for time.

The fair refuelling regulation

Since most car hire companies work with the fair fuel regulation, you should return the hired car with a full tank. In return, you will receive the hired car with a full tank and can therefore start your trip relaxed.

Document the condition of the vehicle

Have the condition of your vehicle documented and countersigned by a service employee of the car hire company. This way you can be sure that all damages have been recorded. If no damage has occurred, the deposit amount on your credit card will of course be released to you again. 

Car hire return outside the opening hours of the car hire company

Are you travelling particularly early or very late? Then you can return your hired car also outside the opening hours of the car hire. Inform your car hire agency in advance and ask about the procedure. In principle, the automated return takes place with the help of a safe, in which you can put the key after returning the vehicle. 

Can I return the hired car in another city?


You can return the hired car in another city in Germany. The so-called one-way rental allows you to pick up the hired car in Kiel and return it at another location. To do this, simply enter the desired return location in the search mask and receive all suitable offers. 

You can return the hired car in the following cities near Kiel:  

Hired car Hamburg
Hired car Lübeck 
Hired car Bremen
Hired car Hanover

Can I book a hired car in Kiel without a credit card?


Book a hired car without credit card

Payment with PayPal

You can book a hired car in Kiel without a credit card. Numerous car hire companies already offer alternative payment methods to the credit card. To get all the corresponding offers for payment options at a glance, you can simply select the desired options under the "Included Services" tab on our booking page. Most car hire companies work with the payment via PayPal.

What insurance can I take out for my hired car?


Comprehensive insurance for complete protection

Basically, we recommend you to book a fully comprehensive insurance without deductible. This way you are well covered in case of damage and do not have to expect additional costs. In addition, you should pay attention to a particularly high coverage amount for the legal liability insurance. The road conditions in and around Hamburg are usually very good. Further insurances such as glass and tire insurance, underbody insurance and roof insurance are not mandatory, but make sense in individual cases. 

What to consider in case of damage

In case of damage, you may have to advance the costs on site. However, these will be reimbursed to you immediately by your contractual partner. For reimbursement, submit the invoice for the damage incurred to our partner (on time and in full) after returning the car. After checking the submitted documents, the amount will be refunded to your account.

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