bavaria beyond

A Thousand Miles From The Ordinary

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Bavaria and Beyond

Bavaria and Beyond

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Guests will quickly discover that this outstanding mountain resort is unlike any they've been to before. Long revered as one of the most desirable destinations in the Bavarian Alps, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area is an idyllic location nestled at the foot of sweeping alpine vistas and home to the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort.

The Garmisch-Partenkirchen is ripe with promise and possibilities. There is alot of nature, culture and heart to discover.

  • Germany's no.1 location for winter sports
  • Historic town centres of Garmisch and Partenkirchen
  • World's most modern ski jump
  • Partnach Gorge – a unique natural phenomenon
  • Zugspitze – Germany's highest mountain
  • Outstanding cultural and sporting events
  • Member of “Best of the Alps”
  • Venue for annual Alpine Ski Races


Summer Vacation Guide 

What To See (11)

What To See

Our guided English tours give you insightful knowledge and local history of the all the major area hotspots but we couldn't possibly offer tours to everywhere beautiful Bavaria has to offer. Below are just a few of our other favorite spots, natural wonders, cultural focal points and simply just nice places to visit, rest and relax.

Summer Vacation Guide

Special Events (13)

Special Events

From classic mountain activities of international standards, including skiing, snowboarding, and hiking to classical music festivals and the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle in nearby Schwangau--the surrounding areas of the Resort provide an atmosphere ripe with promise and possibilities. 

For local information about special events, history and tourist information please visit the Garmsich Tourism website for a list of special events >

Summer Vacation Guide

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If you do not find room availability on your desired dates, please contact our Vacation Planning Center by email or phone.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort authorized patrons include the following personnel (subject to stipulations on the RESERVATION ELIGIBILITY PAGE). Active-duty military members in EUCOM, military retirees (click here for details), military reservists in EUCOM, national guardsmen in EUCOM, current Department of Defense civilian employees assigned to EUCOM, foreign military currently on orders assigned to a U.S. military installation and the family members of authorized patrons. NATO military members with a USAREUR installation pass and AE FORM 600-700 are eligible to stay at the Edelweiss Resort.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort patronage is governed by Department of Defense Instruction 1015.10 (Programs for Military Morale, Welfare, and Recreation). A room reserved with multiple sponsors should be reserved based on the highest ranking sponsor. Guests with both retired and civilian status living in Europe, must reserve based on the civilian rank. Room rates may change upon check-in based on sponsors rank. Eligible guests can sponsor additional rooms for non-eligible guests. *For a complete eligibility listing, please read RESERVATION ELIGIBILITY PAGE.

If you do not find room availability on your desired dates, please contact our Vacation Planning Center by email or phone.