A Vacation To Cherish
Exclusive vacation experiences in the heart of Bavaria for U.S. Service Members, DoD civilians, retirees, and their families.
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
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
Fresh. Local. Affordable. From casual to full-service meals, including all-American dishes, regional fare and cuisine from around the world. Sit on our terrace and enjoy some of the best views in all of Germany while tasting our culinary creations.
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.
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.
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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$79 November Special
In support of Military Family Appreciation Month we are offering a $79/$99 room rate for dates 1 - 22 November. Reserve now and save big.Learn More >
Christmas / New Years
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Bavaria is a winter wonderland and the perfect place to spend the holidays with loved ones. Rooms are still available with a five night minimum stay.Learn More >
Brush up on your teaching skills with our Ski and Snowboard Instructor Clinic. These courses are a prerequisite or continued annual training to maintain certification. Select dates this winter!Learn More >
Military Star Card Promo
Use your MILITARY STAR CARD for your entire hotel stay and be automatically entered to win a three-night vacation at Edelweiss Resort! Total must be over $300 to enter. Winner selected December 20, 2020. Winner will be contacted by email. Email address is from the room reservation. Valid 1 August - 15 December 2020.
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!