Thread: Snow Chains
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      02-11-2020, 08:34 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by X5 45e View Post
Only on the rear wheels. Like said, you need to have them in the car but I have never used them the last 10 years. So buy a pair that's in a small bag ( and still easy to put on if really necessary). The sock models are not accepted as chains in Germany and Austria.
They have been accepted in Germany as well (see

By the way chains are not a general requirement in Germany, only on roads where it is indicated, and in Austria only on vehicles above 3,5 Tonnes:

The funny thing about Austria is that I have only ever seen road signs there that say either "snow chains except for vehicles with winter tires" or "snow chains except for 4x4 vehicles". Of course I have not been on every road in austria