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Long-term car rental in Germany

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We'll be visiting Germany for two months next June. We'll be needing to pick up a rental car upon arrival in Germany (automatic mid-size for 3 persons, three large suitcases, and three carry-on bags) at the Hannover or Paderborn airport. We'll then stay a couple of days to visit that area, before moving on towards Aachen, where we'll visit the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemburg for one day each while staying a few nights in Aachen. The remainder of our two months will be spent in the Southern part of Germany, mainly in the Schwarzwald area, but spending occasional time in Bayern, and hopefully in Tirol, Austria. Our rental apartment is tucked away in a peaceful little valley village, about forty-five minutes from Freiburg. We'll be leaving to return to the US from the Frankfurt airport in August.

We're not able to rely on train or bus transportation for several reasons. We'll be traveling with bulky medical equipment, and will need plenty of room for whatever we'll need (clothing, food, laptop, medical equipment, etc.) not only on day-trips, but during the longer over-night trips, as well. We've rented a car before in Germany, but never for two months. We're aware of the VAT and price of gasoline, in addition to vignettes when driving into other countries, such as Switzerland and Austria.

Does anyone have personal experience or advice to offer on locating the most economical, reliable car rental for this length of time in Germany? The travel agent who books our flights for us has also booked our car rentals for us both times we've driven in Germany in 2011 and 2004. We'll comparison shop, of course, but I'm wondering if someone has already maneuvered through such an undertaking. Thank you!!!

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