Hi, I am heading off to stay in Ratzeburg for some months and want to hire some gear for a few weeks travel in January. Don't want to cart my suitcase when I will be moving around every day, so any info on whether you can hire a proper, good-sized rucksack would be useful.
you are better off just buying one and just dispose of them when you are done. I doubt that you can hire one
cheers tommy x
There is this online company in Germany who rents outdoor equipment, backpacks (Rucksack), sleeping bags etc. They send the stuff to you via DHL one week before the first day of rental and enclose a return stamp so you can mail the stuff back once you have finished using it. The prices are listed including VAT and you have to add the transport via DHL.
The website (in German only) is: [original link]
This is the request for proposal form where you can detail your requirements. It is not binding.
Glossary (try leo.org for an online dictionary, if you do not speak German).
ausblenden: don't show
erster Miettag: first day of rental
letzter Miettag: last day of rental
Here the full contact details:
Telefon: 49 (0) 157 859 223 14
Telefax: 49 (0) 322 215 900 19
Alternative B could be to go directly to either a sport shop and ask or to the local chapter of the trekking club (Deutscher Wanderverein -scroll down website to Lübeck: [original link] )
Hope this helps
renting such gear for several weeks will be much more expensive than buying something cheap and just give it away to some homeless People at the end or throw it in the garbage !