Although the landscape didn't change much, driving alongside and through the Alps, the weather and the buildings changed, especially noticeable was the difference in weather, cloudy and grey in Germany, sunny and bright in Italy.
Leaving Austria behind us
Arriving in Italy
The churches in Germany with their rounded domes and in Italy with a more traditional spire.
The country side was green throughout, the rivers and lakes a bright turquoise, lots of trees and splashes of colours in the towns from the flowers planted everywhere and of course the vines in Italy.
Every village we drove through was decorated with paintings on the buildings and flowers in pots galore on balconies.
When leaving Germany and before entering Austria you need to stop at the border and purchase a Vertrieb card to display on your windscreen, it is picked up by radar as you drive and without it, there are huge tolls to pay.
You need to pay great attention to the road signs to know when you're entering each country, as without borders and the landscape being the same, it would be easy to miss other than the phone companies sms.