Great trip report! We visited many of the places that you visited in Germany and Austria and your pictures brought back great memories. And everything looks better in bright sunlight! We had rain much of the first week of our 15 day trip and it was nice to see the colorful towns along the Alpenstrasse like Mittenwald in bright sun.
You have a very good eye for getting different angles of the various locations that we have all seen dozens of times before and it made the pictures that much more interesting.
We visited Switzerland during our ED and loved the time we spent there, but next time we are planning to skip Switzerland and do Italy and Lake Como.