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If you have come to Austria and have checked the beauty of Vienna, you need to come to Graz, which is the second largest city of the country. Graz is known for the old town as it is a world heritage site. Many people will tell not to book a car rental in Graz because of the narrow roads, but as a matter of fact, you cannot explore this part of Europe in a better way than taking a car.
It is true that Graz city roads are not the best in the world as most of are one way routes, and there are limited options for parking. However, all that you need to do to travel at your own ease in a car is to take a driver. Most car rentals in Graz offer cars with and without drivers, and hence, if you are not confident about driving here, taking assistance can be great way to move. You can find all types of cars to rent, but is advisable to stick to small cars, given the road network. There are many areas close to the city that you can explore with a private vehicle.
The best way to book car rentals in Graz is to look online. The majority of the popular car rental companies of Europe operate here, and therefore, it is advisable that you book a car rental in advance. First time visitors need to be more careful, since most rentals that are available at the airport are expensive. In case, you know the rules and general prices, you can choose to arrive at the airport and look for local car rental services. You can choose a drop off service from Graz airport to your hotel and can ask the hotel management to help you with local rentals.
When you plan to drive in the city, it is worthwhile to take car rental insurance. Since the roads are narrow, you may end up colliding with a vehicle without any reason. Also, while booking car rentals in Graz, you must ask the company for maps and traffic rules. Austrian traffic rules are extremely strict, and you may have to face penalties for breaking rules and speed limits. If you are not taking a driver, spend some time on the web to find the general rules and regulations and the kinds of permits you need to drive in Austria.