This this trip was very short, but here are a few photos and tips. We drove to Bavaria along the Autobahn that dips briefly into Austria before curving around back into southern Germany. It was a beautiful route, requiring only a short stop before Austria at a highway rest stop to buy the sticker for the car’s windshield. This system of buying a "vignette" for the vehicle seems more efficient than paying tolls along the way in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Austria.
We stayed at the American hotel, but will probably stay at a German hotel the next time we go. Breakfast and dinner at the American hotel were ok, but we are so used to European food now that we noticed the difference. For some people, this hotel is a bit of “home”, but we didn’t need carb heavy meal choices with lots of meat and iceberg lettuce. Our weekend group did not provide child care, but another group that weekend did, and their kids seemed happy with the activities, food, and pool.
We enjoyed two local restaurants with plenty of veggies, and salad including different types of lettuce. The walk into town from the American hotel is do-able (about 30 minutes), with beautiful architecture and painted houses. The mountains were scenic, although we did not have the chance to participate in any snow sports this trip.