Just wondering, are "winter tires" necessary? We will be driving (last week of Nov.)from Munich to Mittenwald, possibly the Zillertal (Austria)and then the Berchtesgaden area and back to Munich. I couldn't believe they (rental co.'s) want about $20 a day extra for winter tires. I live in the north east, really don't mind driving in snowy weather and have never used "snow tires".
We've driven in these area's many times before (never later than the first week of Nov.), if that matters.