tavelling by car

from Germany:

Munich South motorway turn off

  • A8 direction Salzburg, Nürnberg, München, A8. Follow the A8 for ca. 56 km.
  • Change at the Autobahncross roads (56) Inntal/101 from the A8 to the A93 direction Innsbruck, A93, Kufstein, Brenner. Follow the A 93 for ca. 25 km.
  • You are in Austria.
  • Change from the A93 to the A12.
  • Leave the A12 at Wörgl Ost direction St. Johann in Tirol, Brixental, Wörgl Ost and take  the Lofererstraße (B171) for ca. 4 km.
  • Head left towards the Brixental, in ca. 10 minutes to Westendorf, ca. 15 minutes to Brixen im Thale.

BergWelt apartments
Robert Hechenberger
Dorfstraße 111 a
A-6364 Brixen im Thale
Tel.: +43 (0)660 217 38 44
e-mail: office(at)bergwelt-brixen.at

important information: prohibitions & regulations in Austria

Road tax disc or toll booth?
In Austria, road tax discs are mandatory on designated roads. Additional road tolls are charged for tunnels, bridges, etc.. When travelling to Brixental you do NOT need a road tax disc if taking the Kufstein exit coming from Germany. Road tax discs are available at all tobacconists & all petrol stations.

"Light on at day" is no longer mandatory in Austria.
Driving with the lights switched on is no longer required in Austria since 01.01.2008. However, the Austrian Road Safety Board recommends switching the lights on at all times!

Reflective vests must be carried along at all times!
Having reflective vests in the car is mandatory for all motorists in Austria! The reflective vests must be worn by drivers of multitrack vehicles when placing the breakdown triangle on highways & country roads. On autobahns & roads, wearing the vest is mandatory when the driver leaves the vehicle & is staying on the roadway or service lane!

Mobile phone ban at the wheel
As in most European countries, being on the mobile phone while driving without using hands-free equipment is not permitted in Austria.

Speed limits on the roads of Austria
Out of town / Highways: 100 km/h
Autobahn: 130 km/h
Urban areas: 50 km/h (unless signposted otherwise)

Legal alcohol limits
In Austria, the upper limit is 0,5 per mille. Fort hose who have held a driving licence for less than 2 years, the limit is 0,1 per mille.

What must be carried along in the car:
In Austria, a first-aid kit, warning triangle & reflective vest must be strictly carried along in the car at all times.

Winter tyres are compulsory in wintry conditions!
As of 01.01.2008, winter tyres must be used in Austria from 1 November to 15 April! This opligation is, however, subject to "distinctly wintry conditions". Instead of winter tyres, snow chains can also be used except for on parking passenger cars.