Rent a car in Baden-Baden with Europcar
A Roman town boasting 29 natural springs, Baden-Baden is located in southwest Germany near the beautiful Black Forest. The authentic scenery of the Old Town, with its elegant boutiques and lush spas, has attracted the rich and famous for centuries.
Its proximity to France gives it a unique twist, with lots of open-air cafés and manicured gardens. Baden-Baden is under an hour from the Alsace town of Strasbourg, on the French border, and of course not far from the Black Forest with its spectacular mountains and woodland.
The Europcar car rental experience in Baden-Baden
Whether you are touring around the Black Forest or simply exploring the city, Europcar has choices to suit you. Our popular economy car rentals include the Volkswagen Golf 7 and sleek Mercedes A-Class. Need something bigger? The Volkswagen Passat Variant or Skoda Superb Combi are reliable options for transporting families or larger parties.
Van hire in Baden-Baden is also available, ideal for moving larger loads. And remember, flexible car hire in Baden-Baden is available for a few days, to weeks or even a month at a time.
Driving in Baden-Baden
When driving on German roads, the speed limit for private cars on motorways is 130 km/h, and on other roads is 100 km/h. Throughout Baden-Baden the speed limit is 50 km/h unless signposted otherwise, and lower throughout residential areas and near schools.
On-street parking in Baden-Baden is available but limited, particularly in the Old Town. There are several car parking facilities where you can stay for 24 hours or longer, seven days a week.
There are no toll charges for cars on German roads.
Discover Baden-Baden and the surrounding area by car
The glitz and glamour of Baden-Baden has plenty to offer but it would be a shame not to take advantage of its location close to the Black Forest and other pretty towns.
Around 50 minutes from Baden-Baden, cross over the French border to discover the Alsatian town of Strasbourg (58 kilometres away). With its world-famous Christmas market, jaw-dropping cathedral, high-end boutiques and gingerbread house style architecture, Strasbourg is a true gem.
An hour north of Baden-Baden, Heidelberg (92 kilometres away) is one of the most romantic cities in the country. With its castle ruins overlooking the River Neckar and the town below, there is plenty to see on a day trip. Make sure you give Heidelberg University a visit; it is the oldest in Germany and filled with impressive architecture.
The Black Forest iconic German National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty. From Baden-Baden, drive to Seebach (41 kilometres away) to visit the tourist information centre. Whether you choose to hike around Titisee Lake; discover the tallest waterfall, Triberg Falls; or visit the peaceful mountain resort of Baiersbronn, there is a wealth of stunning and different things to see and do in the Black Forest.
A short drive from the city centre, Friedrichsbad is a thermal spa that blends Roman architecture and bathing culture with Irish steam baths. There are over 17 different stages to the complete Friedrichsbad bathing experience, including a traditional soap and brush massage. Writer Mark Twain praised its stress-relieving effects. When driving to Friedrichsbad, enter the following address into your GPS - Rotenbachtalstrasse 4, 76530 Baden-Baden - and follow the signs to the Bädergarage car park. There are 250 parking spaces available.
Things to see in Baden-Baden
This German spa town has all the trappings of a luxury city. There is the elegant casino, classic French bistros, thermal baths, and some top notch museums including modern and contemporary art Museum Frieder Burda, or the Fabergé Museum, with more than 700 Fabergé masterpieces. Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden’s emblematic concert hall, is also definitely worth a visit.