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Explore Dresden with A Rental Car from Rhino Car Hire

Dresden, often referred to as the "Florence of the Elbe", is a gem in the state of Saxony, Germany. Brimming with Baroque wonders, it has a rich tapestry of history and culture. While Dresden boasts an impressive public transportation network, hiring a car offers the liberty to uncover its hidden treasures at your own pace.  Renting a car from Dresden opens up a treasure trove of cultural, historical, and natural attractions in and around Saxony's capital. With a rental car at your disposal, you have the freedom to explore this region's rich heritage, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities at your own pace. Here’s how to make the most of your hire car adventure from Dresden:

Benefits of Hiring a Car in Dresden:

  1. Flexibility and Convenience: Traverse through Dresden’s lanes or venture into Saxony's lush countryside without the constraints of timetables.
  2. Economical for Groups: For families or groups, hiring a car often proves more cost-effective than multiple public transport fares.
  3. Enhanced Comfort: Whether it's souvenirs, luggage, or picnic baskets for a day trip, enjoy the convenience of having everything at arm’s reach.
  4. Broaden Your Horizons: Many of Dresden's surrounding attractions are best accessed by car, granting you a fuller experience of Saxony.

Distance to the Nearest Airport:

Dresden Airport is roughly 9 kilometers north of the city center. By car, a swift 20-minute journey via the B97 will lead you right to the heart of Dresden.

Road Conditions and Traffic:

Dresden offers pristine road conditions, as is typical across Germany. However, anticipate denser traffic during rush hours (around 7 am-9 am and 4 pm-6 pm). Navigating through the Altstadt (Old Town) might require a bit more caution due to its narrower streets.

Tolls:

Germany primarily offers toll-free roads, and this includes the routes around Dresden. However, if you're journeying beyond Germany's borders, some neighboring countries may have toll roads.

Recommended Attractions and Routes:

  1. Zwinger Palace: Located in the city center, this Baroque masterpiece houses museums and boasts enchanting gardens. A short drive around the Altstadt will bring you here.

  2. Pillnitz Castle: Roughly 15 kilometers southeast of Dresden, a 30-minute drive along the B172 will lead you to this riverside palace with its magnificent gardens.

  3. Bastei Bridge: Located about 50 kilometers southeast via the S177 and Basteistraße, this natural rock formation in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains provides breathtaking views and is a hiker’s paradise.

  4. Moritzburg Castle: A mere 15 kilometers northwest of Dresden via the B6, this Baroque palace set amidst a tranquil lake is an epitome of royal architecture.

  5. Saxon Switzerland National Park: Drive around 45 kilometers southeast via the A17, and you'll reach this stunning national park, known for its unique rock formations and panoramic vistas.

In Conclusion:

Hiring a car in Dresden provides an unparalleled opportunity to delve deeper into the city's essence and the surrounding beauty of Saxony. Before you set off, ensure you're equipped with all necessary documents for car hire and familiarize yourself with local driving regulations. Happy exploring and safe journeys!


Current Rental Rates in Dresden

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.91 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 202.42 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.06 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 210.44 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Smart Fortwo Electric

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 30.34 EUR/day
Smart Fortwo Electric

7 Days rental at 212.42 EUR from 21/07/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Cupra Born

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.42 EUR/day
Cupra Born

7 Days rental at 240.99 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Smart Fortwo Electric

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 30.34 EUR/day
Smart Fortwo Electric

7 Days rental at 212.42 EUR from 21/07/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 102.07 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 714.55 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.77 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 215.41 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Cupra Born

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.94 EUR/day
Cupra Born

7 Days rental at 335.62 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Smart Fortwo Electric

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 41.55 EUR/day
Smart Fortwo Electric

7 Days rental at 290.88 EUR from 21/07/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 123.85 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 866.99 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.11 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 294.80 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.97 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade Hybrid

7 Days rental at 237.82 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.35 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade Hybrid

7 Days rental at 345.45 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Dresden : Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Historic City Center: Drive through Dresden’s Altstadt (Old Town) to marvel at the Frauenkirche, the Zwinger Palace, and the Semperoper. A rental car allows for easy transitions between these historic sites and the trendy Neustadt district.

  • Saxon Switzerland National Park (Sächsische Schweiz): Just about an hour’s drive from Dresden, this national park offers breathtaking sandstone formations, pristine forests, and panoramic views from the Bastei Bridge. Your hire car makes accessing the park's hiking trails and viewpoints effortless.

  • Meissen: Around a 30-minute drive northwest of Dresden, Meissen is famous for its porcelain manufacture and the Albrechtsburg Castle. With a rental car, you can enjoy the scenic drive along the Elbe River and explore Meissen's historic charm at your leisure.

  • Moritzburg Castle: Only a 20-minute drive from Dresden, Moritzburg Castle stands as a magnificent example of baroque architecture, set in the middle of a picturesque pond. A hire car offers the flexibility to visit this enchanting castle and the nearby Little Pheasant Castle.

  • Pillnitz Castle and Park: Situated about a 30-minute drive from Dresden, Pillnitz Castle is nestled on the banks of the Elbe River and is renowned for its beautiful gardens and unique architecture. Accessing Pillnitz with a rental car is straightforward, allowing for a leisurely exploration of the castle grounds and the surrounding vineyards.

 

Dresden - Popular Destinations

  • Dresden Altstadt (Old Town): The city center is easily accessible from anywhere in Dresden.
  • Saxon Switzerland National Park: ~40 km (about 1 hour by car)
  • Meissen: ~25 km (about 30 minutes by car)
  • Moritzburg Castle: ~14 km (about 20 minutes by car)
  • Pillnitz Castle and Park: ~15 km (about 30 minutes by car)

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Dresden car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Enterprise EMEA Corporate
  • € 202.37
    Average price:
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  • € 28.91
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    Most Popular Type:
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  • 8
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 136
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Exploring Dresden and its surroundings by rental car allows you to experience the full spectrum of what this area has to offer, from architectural wonders and historical sites to natural beauty and tranquil landscapes.

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