Indeed. While the CSU has been drifting off into xenophobia repeatedly (a definite trait of the republicans), they do not deny things like climate change and corona.
This. Also general public health insurance, same-sex marriage and abortion are accepted by CDU/CSU. So in general these two are much closer to democrats in the US, than to republicans.
But yeah, comparisons between parties in different countries might be difficult at times, not always everything fits nicely. But I wanted with the comparisons to different countries paint a general picture about these parties, as VGC is international.