IDP needed for Budget in Germany?

 
Old Aug 2, 12, 8:10 am
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IDP needed for Budget in Germany?

Hi all,

I made a Budget car rental booking in Germany, and noticed that the contract states "International license is required unless driver has a license issued within the European Community. " Avis, which is the same company in Germany, does not have this requirement in their contracts for US citizens.

Is this policy enforced? Which policy holds for a rental from Munich Airport booked through Budget, but to be picked up from an Avis desk?

I also noticed this strange clause: "Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) includes Theft Protection (TP). Customer may be asked to leave damage responsibility as a deposit if CDW is not taken. Damage responsibility if CDW is not taken: All vehicles - Full Value. " Does this mean if one uses a Visa's free CDW coverage, a deposit of the full car value (maybe 30,000 Euroo) may really be needed?

Thanks for your help!
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