It's easier to drive from the UK to Germany than you think; simply sail on Stena Line's ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland and you'll be in Germany's northern cities in no time.
Explore Germany with Stena Line
Whether you're travelling to Germany for business or leisure, you're sure to appreciate the scenic drive through northern Europe's beautiful landscapes; you'll also find that the drive to Germany is more economical than flying.
Drive to Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen
Choose to drive to Germany and you'll have convenient access to Hamburg. As Germany's second largest - and greenest - city, Hamburg is one of Europe's most international locations; it is composed of magnificent promenades, atmospheric canals and grand merchant's houses.
You can also drive to Hannover if you take Stena Line's ferry to Holland. Known as the Great Garden, Hannover is one of Germany's most beautiful cities and is home to the grotto, a major attraction designer by Niki de Saint Phalle; it is also recognised as the world's foremost trade fair venue.
Bremen, by contrast, has a reputation as Germany's centre of the high-tech industry. Drive to Bremen and you'll have the opportunity to visit its famous UNESCO world heritage town hall, as well as enjoy its impressive Renaissance architecture.
Visit Cologne and The Lower Rhine region when you drive to Germany
You can drive to Cologne from Hook of Holland in less than four hours. Visit Cologne's world famous Cathedral and revel in its bustling arts and culture scene. And if you drive to Germany's Lower Rhine region, you'll be impressed by the valley's stunning scenery and get to view more river-side castles than any other river in the world.
Low Emmision Zones in city centres
When you're driving to German city centres you'll need to obtain an “Emission Badge”; vehicles entering a Green Zone and not displaying a badge are likely to be fined €40. The German National Tourism office website is a useful resource for information about Low Emmision Zones.
So, when you drive to Germany simply opt for the Harwich to Hook of Holland ferry with Stena Line; where you can drive from Hook of Holland to the northern German borders by car, in under 3 hours.