Originally Posted by prickly
Obviously on the German Autobahn, this doesn't apply! Enjoy.
No so in some areas closer to metropolitan areas: photocop is there, and it'll nick 'ya if you're not careful. In the rural areas, it's faster, but Bavaria doesn't have the same rural stretches as other areas of Germany, so be wary. The fastest you'll usually see folks go is around 150 km/h, and that's in cars that are much more powerful than the typical rental unit.
On the Austrian Autobahn
, there are speed cameras approximately every 5-10 km, so be mindful. You'll see some signage, and lines on the road as you approach the traps.
Most rental cars are motorway-certified for all of the EU.
If you're skiing in the Ski Amadé
region, you're in for a good time. The towns are fun, the skiing is good, and hopefully the snow will be better than last season (the snow today in Reiteralm, per the FIS World Cup coverage, looked great). If you head a bit further south, there are other great areas, as well.
|Ehhh...Rental car: if you don't ask specifically, you're likely get one with a stick shift.
Not a problem with me, and not a problem with the higher petrol prices. Your mileage may vary, though.
You may want to float some questions over at Snowheads
, as they specialize in European skiing.