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In Solingen we recommend the following car hire offers

from 21 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. TOYOTA AYGO
10 Days from 18.10 - 27.10.2024
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from 22 £ per day
Economy

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

e.g. OPEL CORSA
10 Days from 18.10 - 27.10.2024
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from 37 £ per day
All-round carefree package

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

Intermediate SUV
e.g. VW Tiguan
10 Days from 18.10 - 27.10.2024
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Solingen is often referred to as the 'City of Blades' due to its famous knife and cutlery industry that has thrived here since the Middle Ages. This tradition is celebrated in the German Blade Museum. The city is also blessed with beautiful nature with numerous parks and the Wupper river flowing through.

Getting There and Around

By Air

The nearest airport to Solingen is Düsseldorf International Airport. Car rental services are available at the airport and offer an easy way to reach Solingen.

By Train

Solingen's main train station, Solingen Hauptbahnhof, is well connected with other major cities in Germany.

Car Rental Tips

Renting a car in Solingen is advisable to fully explore the city and its surroundings. Most rental car companies in Germany will have instruction manuals available in English, and cars are typically left-hand drive with manual transmission - a slight adjustment for UK drivers used to right-hand drive vehicles.

Exploring Solingen

Museums and Attractions

  • The German Blade Museum houses a remarkable collection of knives, swords, and cutlery.
  • Visit the Schloss Burg, a beautifully restored medieval castle with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

Outdoor Activities

  • The Wupper river offers boating activities and scenic walks along its banks.
  • Müngsten Bridge, the highest railway bridge in Germany, is a must-visit.

Driving and Parking Tips

Driving in Solingen and the rest of Germany drives on the right-hand side, opposite to the UK. Speed limits vary, but typically are 50 km/h in urban areas and 100 km/h on rural roads. Parking can be found at multi-story car parks, known as Parkhaus, and street parking places within marked zones.

Practical Information

Seasonal Events

Each December, Solingen hosts a charming Christmas Market, where you can shop for traditional crafts, sample seasonal treats, and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Currency

The currency in Solingen, as in the rest of Germany, is the Euro (€). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand for smaller establishments.

Conclusion

With its rich history, stunning visuals, and friendly locals, Solingen is a wonderful destination to explore. Renting a car will provide the freedom to see Solingen at your own pace, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

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