Since my husband will be driving the road, he first of all engaged in the manufacture of international driving license. Not all drivers use them in international travel, explaining that Russian plastic driver’s license already have all the entries in English. But we did not risk it, and my husband got an international driver’s license. To do this, you need a Russian driver’s license, a medical certificate, a photograph and national tax of 1600 rubles. On the website Gosuslugi you can get a 30% discount.
A prerequisite for a trip to the Schengen countries is that the driver has a so-called Green Card. This is a civil liability insurance policy (analogous to Russian OSAGO). Its production is allowed not earlier than 30 days before the trip. Keep in mind, but leave for later.
Since in Poland and Germany, the use of studded tires is not allowed, then before starting the trip you will need to «change the shoes» of the car in the wheels with summer tires. According to our tire change statistics from winter to summer, we are just at this time doing tire fitting. Also keep in mind.
Before such a long trip, it would be nice to have a car serviced. We have just scheduled another car maintenance in spring. Change all consumables, fill up with new engine oil, and you can go.