First time to Austria and Switzerland

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  1. Clickem

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    Just looking for any advice and for a trip that we are planning for June/July 2016

    We expect to travel via Eurotunnel to Reims, Metz, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Munich to a site just over the Austrian border at Lofer, near Salzberg for a 2 week stay. With a couple of overnight stops

    On our return we have about 4 extra days spare, before we need to be home, and so were thinking of coming back by a more southerly route through Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

    We hoped to travel from Lofer, probably via Innsbruck and Lucerne, to a site at Brienz, set on the lake, for 2 nights. From there we would travel to a site at Morges on the side of Lake Geneva, for 3 nights. From there we would travel up to Reims(overnight) again and then make our way home

    Our European driving is limited to France and Spain, and only once with a MH. What we would like is any advice on the proposed route, particularly through Switzerland, to make sure that we are on the right type of road and don't miss any scenery
     
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    If its 3500 straightforward you just need vignettes if using motorways bought at borders .. over 3500 a bit more tricky...
     
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    Thanks, should have said that we are under 3.5 tonne
     
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    Further to the above a little information please.
    We are 4500kgs and tow a smart car on a trailer I assume I will need the dreaded "GO box " but how about the trailer/ smart car is it similar to Switzerland and a viginett required for both ... ?
    If so may have a rethink any info much appreciated.
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    When we went through Switzerland last year, we bought are viginett at the services before you get to the boarder. Firstly its cheaper & secondly, when you get to the boarder the police wave you straight through..(y)
     
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    Sorry it is gobox for Austria and most places east of there. unless you are prepared not to use their motorways, it is possible but more difficult and you do have to plan it.

    beware: even though you have the gobox they can still catch you out, sometimes with ridiculous issues. Many MH ers avoid Austria because its a pain( I crossed awkward b*st*rds out).

    Switzerland is easier because you buy the over 3500kgs permit.

    http://swift-kontiki.co.uk/switzerland/swiss-motorway-tolls/

    this is easy to get, has no comebacks and costs about £2.50/day on a self dec basis regardless of how far you travel. I think this would cover the trailer as well but not sure where to check.

    hth
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    2 vignettes for Switzerland if towing..... You can get across Austria toll free if heading to Italy
     
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    Thanks for the info
    Suspected the "Go box" and 2 vigenettes would be the requirement so give it a miss.
    Through Switzerland earlier this year and paid the heavy vehicle tax and 1 vigenette for the car gave the trailer vigenette a miss just felt that was a p....take too far.
    Thanks again
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