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Where to buy snowchains Munich to Obertauern?

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Going from Munich yo Obertauern via Salzburg (stopping one night for the Christmas markets). Car rental price is 90 eur for chains. Where will I have a good chance to get a good price and a decent range of sizes?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@sugardaddy, Globus at Freilassing.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
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Do you really need snow chains? The car will come with winter tyres and the number of times you need snow chains on normal roads are very few indeed, maybe on the road up to (or more likely down from) the Tauern pass if there has been a huge snow storm. I know that they ended up being helpful in some places during the snowmageddon episode last January but that was a once in 30 years occurrence. Even then I drove to Davos from St Anton at the height of the storm on mostly snow bound roads, no chains needed and those that had them just ended up getting in the way as they faffed around blocking the road trying to put them on!

If you are dead set on getting some then your best bet would be around Salzburg or one of the towns just off the Tauern autobahn before you turn off for the pass (they are absolutely no use on the autobahn from Munich). Folk in the mountains do have them for use on tracks or maybe access on a steep driveway. Look up OBI - obi.at (like B&Q) there should be a branch locator probably called "Marktfinder", chains are called "Schneekette".

More useful is likely to be snow clearing stuff and a shovel. The police take a dim view of cars driving along shedding piles of uncleared snow.
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@queenie pretty please, thanks
@munich_irish, next Saturday looks a bit snowy. With small kids I'd rather err on the safe side
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Another thing with snow chains, in all the mountain roads I've driven on there are not many places to pull in to put them on, a good way to get run over or cause a traffic jam.
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Why is it so expensive to hire snow chains? I was looking at prices for Feb half term, our car hire is only €200 for a week but they want another €120 for snowchains!
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
I guess it's a good earner as an add on at the desk.
Clerk : are you going to the mountains?
Customer : yes
Clerk: The forecast is snowy. The police might not let you up to the resort, and it will dangerous without chains
Customer: errr, ok
Clerk: just sign on the screen
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
sugardaddy wrote:
I guess it's a good earner as an add on at the desk.
Clerk : are you going to the mountains?
Customer : yes
Clerk: The forecast is snowy. The police might not let you up to the resort, and it will dangerous without chains
Customer: errr, ok
Clerk: just sign on the screen


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If you are concerned far better to hire a 4x4, a lot less faff, works better and is safer. The usual thing in Austria if there is a restriction (not common) is either 4x4 or snow chains, rarely it is 4x4 / snow chains uphill and snow chains only downhill but that will only be for short periods until they clear the road. The best place to check if there are any restrictions is https://www.oeamtc.at/verkehrsservice/# , there will be a blue disk with a wheel if there are any restrictions or a red circle with white inside if the road is closed.
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