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Driving in Austria, Switzerland and Germany

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Hi,
I am an Indian citizen a valid Indian driving licence and of course Schengen visa.
My Indian Driving licence is English smart card format.

I plan to take a car from Frankfurt and travel to Austria then come back to germany and travel to Switzerland.

As per German Consulate i can drive with a valid (English) Indian Driving license (without any need of international driving license)
http://www.india.diplo.de/Vertretung/indien/en/06__Consu__Visa/Consular__Services__India/Driving__License.html

As per the information in Austrian government website, Indian driving license should be valid in Austia.
https://www.help.gv.at/Portal.Node/hlpd/public/content/139/Seite.1390000.html

I have no information about Switzerland.

Here are my key questions.
1) Do i need an international driving permit/license to drive in Austria and Switzerland or is a valid Indian Driving License (English) is enough?
2) Is cross border card required when taking a rental car from Germany to Austria?
3) Is cross border card required when taking a rental car from Germany to Austria?
4) is there any other special documentation required to drive in Austria and Switzerland?

Thanks!!

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