The way, through the mountains, to Mariazell is magical.
The street cuts the mountain and runs like a snake in direction Mariazell.
It is possible that sometimes, one gets nausea, from so many sharp curves.
In winters, there is also, the danger, to slide.
It is necessary to drive carefully and alertly every time.
The danger is higher in the morning early or in the evening.
At such a splendid way, is inevitable that the nature plays small chicaneries for us.
Be careful, and it can happen nothing to you.
The less-used roads around Mariazell are like this for several months during the winter, making snow tyres essential. I was amazed at how effective snow tyres are. England has a pretty mild winter most years so people just use their normal tyres year-round. On the odd occasion that we get snow the whole country just grinds to a halt because cars cannot deal with the conditions. With snow tyres on it is possible to drive fairly normally on roads like the one in the picture. Using regular tyres you would end up in the ditch, or the river, in no time!
When it gets REALLY bad it is necessary to fit chains to the driving wheels but for most of the time snow tyres will suffice.