Car & Van Hire in Contern

Enterprise car hire locations in Contern

Contern, a picturesque town in Luxembourg, just 12 km east of Luxembourg City and a little under 10 km from Luxembourg Airport, is easily accessible, thanks to its well-connected transportation networks. Car hire in Contern is a breeze with Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s conveniently located branch in the heart of Contern itself. The same applies if you are looking for a van hire in Contern.

What to do and see in Contern

Contern, located in the heart of Luxembourg, offers visitors a delightful blend of history, natural beauty and cultural experiences. This charming town, with its rich heritage and picturesque landscapes, is sure to captivate tourists and locals.

One of the main attractions in Contern is St. Nicholas Church, a stunning example of Gothic architecture dating back to the 18th century. The church's beautifully preserved stained glass windows and ornate altar are not to be missed. Just a short walk from the church, you can explore the historic town centre, where quaint streets are lined with traditional Luxembourgish houses, some dating back to the 16th century.

Nature lovers should not miss a visit to the Syre River Valley, which offers a range of walking and cycling trails along the riverbank. The valley is home to various species of flora and fauna, making it a great spot for birdwatching and photography. The Contern Mill, a historic water mill situated along the Syre River, is another point of interest that showcases the town's industrial past.

For art enthusiasts, the Kulturhaus Niederanven is a must-visit cultural centre located just a few kilometres from Contern. Hosting a wide range of exhibitions, workshops and performances, the centre is a hub of creativity and artistic expression.

A visit to Contern would not be complete without sampling some of the local delicacies. The town is known for its traditional Luxembourgish cuisine, which can be enjoyed in several local restaurants and cafes. Be sure to try the hearty meat and vegetable dishes, as well as the delectable pastries and desserts that are unique to the region.

Finally, if you happen to visit Contern during the summer months, you might have the chance to attend the annual International Cartoon Festival. This event showcases the work of talented cartoonists from around the world and offers various activities and exhibitions for visitors of all ages.

Driving in Contern

Driving in Contern allows visitors the freedom and flexibility to explore the town and its surrounding areas at their own pace. Before setting off on your journey, it's essential to familiarise yourself with the local driving regulations and customs.

In Luxembourg, vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road, and overtaking is done on the left. The country has a well-maintained network of roads, including motorways, main roads and rural roads. Speed limits vary depending on the type of road and the area, so always pay attention to road signs indicating the maximum permitted speed. Typically, speed limits are set at 50 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h on open roads and 130 km/h on motorways. If the weather is particularly bad or raining, the speed limit on motorways drops to 110 km/h.

Children under the age of 12 must be seated in an appropriate child restraint system. The use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited unless using a hands-free system.

When it comes to parking, Contern offers a variety of options, including on-street parking and public car parks. Be mindful of parking restrictions and always adhere to the designated parking zones indicated by road signs and markings. It's also important to note that in some areas, a parking disc may be required to display the time of arrival, which can be obtained from local shops or petrol stations. Always check the parking location you plan to use to ensure you don’t get caught short.

Luxembourg has a zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of alcohol, with a legal blood alcohol limit of 0.02% for drivers with less than two years of experience and 0.05% for more experienced drivers. It is always best to avoid consuming alcohol at all if you plan on driving.

When driving in Contern and the surrounding areas, be prepared for varying weather conditions, particularly during the winter months when snow and ice can cause hazardous driving conditions. Ensure your vehicle is well-equipped with winter tyres if you plan on driving during this time.

In case of an emergency, the European emergency number 112 can be dialled for assistance. It's also a good idea to have a first aid kit, reflective vests and a warning triangle in your vehicle, as these items may be required by law in some situations.

While driving in Contern and Luxembourg is a pleasurable experience, it is important to remain vigilant, especially when navigating narrow streets and tight corners in the town centre. Always be respectful of other road users, including cyclists and pedestrians and be prepared for occasional traffic congestion during peak hours, as you would expect in any city.

By following these guidelines and driving responsibly, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable driving experience in Contern, allowing you to make the most of your visit to this beautiful and historic town.

Car and van hire in Luxembourg with Enterprise

Enterprise Luxembourg offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Contern

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Contern

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Contern, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.