winter tires, yes or no? A weekend in the German Winterberg (about four hours drive from Brussels) can, as long as the roads are clear of snow. But in Austria, in the period of november 1 to april 15 mandatory winter tires with a profile of at least 4 millimeters under the car to have. A motorist caught without good winter tires, then a fine of 35 euros. The driver is also a dangerous situation is caused, then it can be fined up to 5,000 euros and should the car be confiscated. the
In Austria you must be even standard snow chains in the car, but in Switzerland, for example, winter tyres are not even required. In short: confusion abounds.
The full interactive map is here www.bovag.nl/winter