The parties have spent months courting voters on the campaign trail. The start was low-key, with tension gradually building into the final days.
The refugee crisis is dividing Europe's conservative parties. The German chancellor wants to do as much as possible. But the Hungarian prime minister is calling for a hard crackdown. Bernd Riegert reports from Madrid.
The Freedom Party is tapping into anxiety over the high number of migrants in Vienna. The far right has become a challenge to the Social Democrats, who have ruled Austria's capital for decades, Alison Langley reports.
Anger over the flow of Middle Eastern migrants into Austria has bostered the country's populist Freedom Party. A state election is seen as a litmus test for Vienna's poll next month.
If Germany's future federal government is made up of the country's two largest political groups, it won't receive much support from younger party members. They oppose the grand coalition alliance for several reasons.