Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Portfolio Overview

Resort Highlights




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. Just 56 miles from Munich, 34 miles from Innsbruck, the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is located in the heart of Europe.


For 60 Years, the Armed Forces Recreation Centers in Europe have supported the European Command with Rest and Recreation locations for U.S. Service Members and their families in the Beautiful Bavarian Alps. Established in the winter of 1945-46 as an R&R center for the U.S. Occupation Forces, AFRC immediately initiated programs to enhance the morale of the war weary soldiers. In the spring of 2000, the US Army senior leadership and congress approved plans to consolidate AFRC-Europe and construct a modern resort hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort will continue the long AFRC Europe tradition of providing recreation, sports, tours and lodging for our overseas American Service Members and their families.

Guided Tours:

  • Garmisch Walking Tour
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Linderhof Palace
  • Munich
  • Dachau WWII Concentration Camp
  • Berchtesgaden and The Eagle's Nest
  • Three Country Tour (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria)
  • Balzano, Italy
  • Innsbruck, Austria
  • Horse and Carriage Rides


Recreation Programs:

  • Alpental Golf Course
  • Ski and Snowboard Instruction
  • Mountain Biking
  • Guided Hiking
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Canyoning
  • Paragliding
  • Just For Kids, Kids Night Out
  • Equipment Rental


THE POiNT Wellness Club:

  • Men and Women Locker Rooms
  • Wet and Dry Saunas
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapy, Facials, Mud Wraps and Salt Glows
  • Snack and Juice Bar


Portfolio Overview:

  • 246 Comfortable Rooms and Suites
  • Conference Center
  • Multiple Restaurants
  • Indoor Pool and Wellness Center
  • Guided Recreation and Tours
  • Video Game Rooms
  • Internet Lounge
  • Underground Parking Garage
  • Hausberg Sport Lodge
  • Vacation Village and Campgrounds

Standard Room Amenities:

  • TV with DVD players
  • Speaker phones and voicemail
  • Security Safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Clock-Radio
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Towel Warmer, Hair Dryer
  • Separate Vanity Sink
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Writing Desk and Chairs



  • Market Station, international buffet
  • Pullman Place, fine casual dining
  • Zuggy's Base Camp, mountain-style bistro


Conference Center:

  • 17,000 sq. ft of flexible space
  • Grand Ballroom
  • 12 Breakout salons
  • State-of-the-art sound and lighting
  • Event Terrace


Vacation Village:

  • 8 Deluxe Cabins
  • 4 Rustic Cabins
  • Gravel Camp Sites with electricity
  • Wilderness Tent Sites
  • Playground


Please certify below that you are eligible to make a reservation.

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. A maximum of three rooms can be reserved per authorized sponsor. *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.

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