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We have the space to spread out so you can conduct a productive and safe meeting. With the inspiring Alps as your backdrop, and our attentive staff ensuring it all goes to plan, just imagine what you can accomplish. Flexible and functional, our Conference Center and event venues are designed to accommodate a range of groups, settings, and occasions. Whether you’re planning a small gathering of 20, or something bigger in scope, you’ll work with a conference coordinator who will secure all the details.
Winter Vacation Guide
It has been a stressful year for everyone. When you take a vacation you open up your mind to new experiences and break down the stress. You see the world a bit different. On vacation your perspective shifts and you experience what matters most: family, health, well-being and happiness. Take the time to discover new foods, new feelings, new sights, and new experiences. Come back from vacation feeling refreshed, relaxed and reconnected with those you love. Discover a new you!
The Germans have this amazing word: Wanderlust. It means a very strong, irresistible urge to travel. Chances are you know what this feels like. Treat your Wanderlust to one of our many guided day tours. The whole region is crawling with castles, gorges, monasteries and more. When the winter months are upon us, the valley becomes a ski and snowboard mecca.
• Guided tours to the area's best sightseeing locations
• Over 70km of prepared ski and snowboard runs
• Certified ski and snowboard instruction
• Once-in-a-lifetime adventures
Room with a View
It’s not like you’re planning to spend much time in your room. But, when you do tucker out, you can rest assured in your comfortable room with a view. Brand new mattresses have recently been installed to ensure you get a great night's sleep. To keep the family vacation affordable, children 17 and under stay for free on available bed space.
• Junior and Deluxe Suites
• Comfy Cabins
• Dog-Friendly Rooms
• Alpine View Rooms
Dining at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort includes a thoughtful selection of culinary options to please every palate and budget. From snacks to full-service, all of the restaurants showcase our chef's talents with handcrafted quality, variety, and creativity.
Our pool and hot tub will reopen with some restrictions in place! You come on vacation to relax. We have many options to ensure that happens. From our massage therapist ready to work away any stress or the outdoor hot tub ready to soothe sore muscles. Head down to the lower lobby for a dip in our indoor pool or get a full workout with free weights, treadmills or other Life Fitness circuit training.
75 Years of Hospitality
The foundations of the Armed Forces Recreation Center, Europe were laid in 1945, soon after the end of hostilities in Europe. The Army's 10th Armored Division rolled into Garmisch-Partenkirchen on April 30 that year, while the 101st Airborne Division captured both Berchtesgaden and Chiemsee a week later. Word about this Bavarian wonderland traveled fast to service members in occupied Europe. Soon troops from all over U.S. Forces Europe Command were flocking to southern Germany for rest and relaxation.
As a cost-saving measure, in December 1945 USFET directed the establishment of theater rest centers in occupied territory. The unit-level leave and rest centers in Garmisch-Partenkirchen were designated the XX Corps Winter Sports Center on 3 December. This date marks the birth of what is today known as the Armed Forces Recreation Center.
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Presidents' Day Weekend
A weekend packed with skiing, sightseeing, swimming and special events. You definitely will not be going home hungry. Our Chef has prepared an incredible spread of buffets and a la carte orders for the whole family. Join us on Saturday for a taco sledding night at the Hausberg, a special Sunday buffet, Whiskey Tasting and Trivia Night for prizes.More Details
Ride the Alps 2022
Cruise through some of the most scenic roads in all of Germany. Join fellow military riders and feel the freedom and camaraderie of the open road.Ride the Alps 2021
Take advantage of fresh mountain air and learn to ski or snowboard this winter. Take a four or five-day program and watch yourself progress with the same instructor.Learn More >
Souvenir Online Gift Store
Looking for a unique souvenir or the perfect gift to treasure your time spent at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort? We've got you covered with some of the most popular Alpine Adventures souvenirs.
Discover why Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a peak destination; far away from everyday. Consider us your all-season pass to all the Alpine action. From skiing and snowboarding to historic castles; Edelweiss has it all. Come back from vacation feeling like a new person. If photos are worth a thousands words, this page is worth alot. See more photos!