For Americans and Canadians, driving in Europe presents no great difficulty, only some minor differences. Especially on the Autobahn, North American drivers need to be aware of a few variations in the rules of the road, but otherwise it’s not that different from driving in Canada or the USA. Our “Driving” pages tell you what you need to know to be a happy driver in German-speaking Europe.
A little history of the Autobahn and important information related to driving on the freeways/motorways of Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
- The Autobahn – A brief history
- Driving on the Autobahn – Seven rules for drivers
- Autobahn Toll Stickers in Austria and Switzerland
Driving in Austria
The Austrian Autobahn toll sticker
Driving in Germany
General information and what you need to know about driving and the rules of the road in Germany and Europe – including ADAC, pro mille, TÜV, and other terms. Also see “Driving on the Autobahn” above.
- Driving: Environmental Zones – Many cities in Germany have “green zones” that require a special sticker for entry.
- Driving in Germany: Rental Tips – Renting a car in Germany
- Getting a German Driver’s License – It can be very expensive, but you could luck out!
- Winter Driving in Germany
- German Driver’s License Reciprocity – US states with license reciprocity for Germany
Driving in Switzerland
The Swiss Autobahn toll sticker
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