We just got back from our trip to France, Switzerland and Germany, where we rented a car for a week. I just wanted to let those of you considering this option know what a great experience this was for us! When I was planning our trip, I really, really wanted to rent a car, but was constantly told not to do this in Europe. I knew my husband would hate taking trains, and hauling our luggage through stations, etc....I also know how much we enjoy car trips, so I really wanted to do this.
We had no problems at all since we had a GPS with Europe maps, which made us so much more comfortable going into cities, and also in countries where we did not speak the language. We were driving between Switzerland and Germany, when we just decided to stop in Leitchenstein for lunch! It was a great experience, and we would never have done that on public transportation. We also stopped at several other spots for just an hour or two, and had no problems with parking or driving.
We loved the freedom, and would recommend this option to anyone. I know I was very nervous about posting here that we were renting a car, as most people on here use the trains.....but I just wanted to let others know that renting cars is a good option for some people!
We rented through Hertz and had no problems......