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In the strictest sense: Yes, that works1. (But you should be well-prepared for a discussion with the police, just in case) Since you mention going to Freiburg, we're talking specifically about Germany, and the relevant applicable laws are §20 FZV and §3/13 KraftStG. The first one states that it is legal to temporarily use a foreign car with a valid ...


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In Malaga airport, in Spain, at peak times the various car rental companies (Avis, Enterprise, EuropCar and other local ones) seem to have a share deal where they all interchange cars as needed (probably cross-charging) in order to cope with times of high demand. And they aren't even part of the same group! So it is absolutely possible that you could do ...


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This is unlikely to present a problem. The passport and driving licence have nearly identical names and matching photos, which offers strong proof that you have the right to drive in Spain. The fact that names can be translated differently into English is fairly well known. And if anyone raises this as a concern you can argue convincingly that the names ...



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