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Hamburg car rentals from $12/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Hamburg with a pick-up date of 6/1 and drop-off date of 6/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Economy$13/day
Compact$15/day
Intermediate$16/day
Standard$27/day
Mini$12/day
Compact SUV$14/day
Compact station wagon$19/day
Intermediate SUV$20/day
Supplier choice$24/day
Intermediate station wagon$32/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Hamburg

  • If you're renting a car in Hamburg, you must provide a driver’s license that you’ve held for more than 12 months, a passport or a national ID with a photo, as well as a credit card. You're not required to carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Hamburg. However, since cheap car rentals in Hamburg require it, you should have it. An IDP will not only help you to rent a car, but also to avoid miscommunicating with local traffic police, especially if you’re a non-German-speaking tourist.
  • In Hamburg, kids younger than 12 years of age who are shorter than 4 ft 11 in are legally required to sit in child seats at the back of the vehicle. There are certain classes of approved car seats in Germany. These seats are numbered numerically from 0 to 3. If your child weighs up to 22 lbs, they must sit in a Class 0 child seat. Your child should use Class 1 if between 20 and 40 lbs, Class 2 if between 33 and 55 lbs, and Class 3 if between 48 and 80 lbs. Given that cheap car rentals in Hamburg offer all four classes of child class seats, you can get the one you need without hassle from your rental agency.
  • Like other major cities in Germany, Hamburg has a low emission zone that affects two streets, the one between Julius-Leber-Straße and Holstenstraße on Max-Brauer-Allee, and the one between Neuem Pferdemarkt and Kaltenkircher Platz on Stresemannstrasse. If you intend to drive your rental car on either of these streets, it must not be diesel-fueled or at least within the Euro 6 emission standard. Cheap car rentals in Hamburg offer stickers showing their diesel cars are within the set standards, so be sure to look for this.
  • The top reason to rent a car during your time in Hamburg, aside from joyriding on the Autobahn, is that a vehicle allows you to spontaneously zoom over to any of the city’s neighboring towns and villages. For instance, the port city of Lubeck is just 70 kilometers (43 miles) away and is an easy day trip with a car.
  • If you are landing at Hamburg Airport and are looking to pick up a rental car right away, you can find the various rental car companies in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 2.
  • Drivers who plan to use the Autobahn should make sure to stick to the appropriate lane, based on their driving speed. Specifically, only use the far left lane if you plan on truly driving fast and passing other vehicles. If at any time you see flashing headlights behind you that means move out of the lane because a faster car is coming up from behind. In general, German drivers expect the slower cars to move out of the way so that faster drivers can keep their pace uninterrupted. Drivers should also note that some sections of the Autobahn do have speed limits, so keep on the lookout for posted signage.
  • Hamburg is one of Germany’s most populous cities and, as a result, it often is bogged down with a dash of rush hour traffic. On an average day, rush hour traffic picks up at around 6:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m., while in the afternoon it starts back up again shortly after 4:00 p.m. and hangs around until 6:00 p.m. on most days.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Hamburg for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Hamburg at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Hamburg are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average

Hamburg car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Hamburg 
Verified travelerOct 2023
Ask to see the car before you sign for it.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Pay attention to the traffic lights, especially the turn signals on the side for walkers and bikers. Be mindful of changing speed limits on all roads. We preferred driving on secondary roads rather than the Autobahn. Having a navigation app with cellular data on your phone is invaluable .

FAQs about renting a car in Hamburg

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Hamburg?

    Visitors to Hamburg looking to rent a vehicle are recommended to opt for medium to small vehicles such as SUVs, compacts, and sedans. Such vehicles are well-suited for Hamburg’s roads, which, while not small, are not necessarily as wide as the roads commonly seen in cities in the United States. Additionally, drivers will find that drivers of smaller vehicles will also have an easier time finding on-street parking spots large enough for them.

  • What’s the speed limit in Hamburg?

    Within the city, the typical speed limit for residential areas is 50 km/h (31 mph), but in densely populated areas with high amounts of pedestrian traffic, the speed limit occasionally goes down to 30 km/h (18 mph). On major urban roads the speed limit ranges from 60 to 70 km/h (37 to 43 mph). On the Autobahn there is often no speed limit, but occasionally there are specific speed limits such as 130 km/h (81 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Hamburg?

    Parking in Hamburg, like in many large cities in the world, can be a bit of a trial at times in the busier areas. Fortunately for drivers, though, Hamburg has numerous parking garages and parking lots available throughout its downtown core. It is also quite cheap to park at these lots, with rates starting as low as €1.00 ($1.14) per hour.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Hamburg?

    On average a rental car in Hamburg costs $39 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Hamburg found in the last 2 weeks is $22.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Hamburg?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Ok Mobility ($12/day), Europcar ($20/day) and National ($24/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Ok Mobility Flughafenstr. 1-3, , Hamburg, Germany 22335 (6 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Hamburg?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Hamburg. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Hamburg?

    The average gas price in Hamburg is $7.37 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $88 and $118, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Hamburg?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Hamburg.

  • Which car rental companies are at Hamburg airport (HAM)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Hamburg airport include Europcar, Ok Mobility, Sixt, Wheego, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Avis and Dollar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Hamburg airport (HAM)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Hamburg airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Avis, Dollar, keddy by Europcar, and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Hamburg?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Hamburg?

    An Economy car rental in Hamburg costs $51 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Hamburg?

    An Intermediate car rental in Hamburg costs $44 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Hamburg?

    A Compact car rental in Hamburg costs $51 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Hamburg?

    In Hamburg, cars are most frequently rented at Ok Mobility Flughafenstr. 1-3, , Hamburg, Germany (6 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Hamburg?

    On average a rental car in Hamburg costs $272 per week ($39 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Hamburg?

    On average a rental car in Hamburg costs $1,165 per month ($39 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Hamburg?

    Most car rental providers in Hamburg offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Hamburg, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Hamburg?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 30 car rental agencies in Hamburg.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Hamburg?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Hamburg?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Hamburg so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Can I rent a car at Hamburg Central Station?

    In case you arrive at Hamburg via rail, you’ll be happy to hear that you can rent a car without having to move far from Hamburg Central Station. This station hosts locations for car rentals like Alamo, Enterprise, Flizzr, Sixt, Sunnycars, keddy, and Hertz.

  • How old must I be to rent a car in Hamburg?

    To rent a car in Hamburg, you will need to be at least 21 years and below 75 years. If you’re younger than 25, you’ll pay a bit more than other drivers as Hamburg car rentals charge young drivers a premium.

Hamburg car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

10 locations in Hamburg

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Locations in Hamburg

Beerenweg 1

+49 172 3702193

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Eiffestrasse 420

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
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Flughafen Hamburg

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 18:30

Holstenhofweg 59

+49 40 431002

Monday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Wednesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:0013:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Kanalstrasse 48

+49 69 50070020

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Kirchenallee 45 Im Hotel

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Rothenbaumchaussee 10

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Stader Str 20

+49 40 431004

Monday08:00 - 16:0013:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 16:0013:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00

Stresemann Str. 269

+49 40 431001

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Veritaskai 8 Bei Regus Empfang

+49 172 3703230

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

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6.0 Okay

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

The type of the car The mileage limitations

1 out of 1

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

10 locations in Hamburg

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Locations in Hamburg

Baumeisterstrasse 15

+49 40 280 1202

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 12:30

Cruise Center Steinwerder

+49 40 2982 4710

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
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Db Vertrieb Gmbh

+49 40 280 1201

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Thursday07:30 - 18:00
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Saturday08:30 - 15:30
Sunday10:30 - 15:30

Eilbeker Weg 216

+49 40 66863511

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Fuhlsbuttel Airport

+49 40 59351371

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Hachmannplatz 16

+49 40 300609960

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Hannoverschestr.85 Db Reise Ct

+49 40 4192 0442

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Paul Nevermann Platz 15 Db Rei

+49 40 300 609 960

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Stresemannstrasse 269

+49 40 300609960

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Winsener Str. 158

+49 40 4192 0442

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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7.6 Good

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Reasonable rates. Comfortable car.

Cons:

Slow to check in. Slow to check out. At least by Hertz US standards. Also wanted a diesel but got a gasoline engined car.

1 out of 1

Europcar

9.4

Wonderful

2 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

8.9

20 locations in Hamburg

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Ahrensburger Str. 138-148

+49 40 696481610

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Amsinckstr. 43

+49 40 236482410

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Barmbeker Strasse 158

+49 40 4018 7271

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Bornkampsweg 60

+49 40 30682670

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Brauhausstr. 24-28

+49 40 52605850

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Buchheisterstrasse 14

+49 40 52605850

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Elbgaustrasse 105

+49 40 52605850

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Flughafenstr. 1

+49 40 5002170

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Grosser Grasbrook 19

+49 40 3786220

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Halifaxweg 2

+49 40 52605850

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Hannoversche Strasse 85

+49 40 7661330

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Heegbarg 31

+49 40 5260 5850

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Heidi-kabel-platz 10

+49 40 335941

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Rahlstedter Bahnhofstr. 4

+49 40 52605850

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Roedingsmarkt 14

+49 40 3786220

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Stormanplatz 3

+49 40 52605850

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Suederstr. 185

+49 40 526058506

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Van-der-smissen-strasse 4

+49 40 52605850

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Weidenbaumsweg 87

+49 40 721 4788

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Winsener Str. 210

+49 40 7661330

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7.9 Good

Oct 2021

KAYAK
I had a reservation for a compact car at 16:00. Flight was delayed so arrived 20:00 at the counter and was told they only hold cars for 1 hour past reservation time(at an airport rental office where flight delays are not uncommon?). Had to take a larger vehicle and was charged for the difference...

1 out of 1

Sixt

8.7

Very good

12 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.7

20 locations in Hamburg

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Am Sandtorkai 48

+49 89 66060060

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
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Dammtorwall 5/7

+49 89 66060060

Monday06:30 - 20:30
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Wednesday06:30 - 20:30
Thursday06:30 - 20:30
Friday06:30 - 20:30
Saturday09:30 - 14:00
Sunday15:30 - 21:00

Flughafenstr. 1/Terminal 2

+49 89 66060060

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Friedrich-Ebert-Damm 160

+49 89 66060060

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
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Glockengießerwall 8 im Hbf

+49 89 66060060

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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Große Bleichen 35

+49 89 66060060

Monday06:30 - 20:30
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Friday06:30 - 20:30
Saturday09:30 - 14:00
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Großmannstr. 231

+49 40 73093171

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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Hachmannplatz 16 im Hbf

+49 89 66060060

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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Heegbarg 6

+49 89 66060060

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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Koppelstr. 49 G

+49 89 66060060

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
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Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Millerntorplatz 1

+49 89 66060060

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Only for cruise ship passenger

+49-1806-666666

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Paul-Nevermann-Platz 15

+49 89 66060060

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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Schloßmühlendamm 34

+49 89 66060060

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
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Thursday07:30 - 18:00
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Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Segeberger Chaussee 137

+49 89 6606 0060

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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Sorbenstrasse 8

+49 89 66060060

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Spaldingstr. 110

+49 89 66060060

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Stresemannstr. 364

+49 89 66060060

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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Weidenbaumsweg 85

+49 40 72581100

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Thursday07:30 - 18:00
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Winterhuder Weg 2

+49 89 66060060

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
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Friday07:00 - 23:00

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