Winter is a beautiful season! Ice and snow enchant the landscape into a winter wonderland. Attention! On the roads, the situational winter tire requirement applies! In case of frost and ice, snow and slush, cars must have winter tires. In other words: Summer tires are prohibited. Otherwise fines (60 or 80 euros, depending on the obstruction of road traffic), a point in Flensburg and sensitive effects on collision and liability insurance result, if an accident happens. (Source ADAC). Please also note that in Austria from November 1st to April 15th winter tires are compulsory.