Vacation is all about learning about different cultures and experiencing new activities to help open your mind.
Go Beyond Sightseeing
Not a day goes by without some fun activity or event to discover. You can count on our Alpine Adventure hosts to tempt you with many unique activities in the surrounding area. You’ll find these leisure activities last a few hours, so you and your family can visit more than one each day, or go ahead and plan an extra day to soak it all in.
Vacation Ideas :
• Rent our E-Bikes and ride up to the Eibsee for a swim
• Learn to ski or snowboard with our certified instructors
• Take a gondola ride to the AlspiX viewing platform
• Experience the world-record holding Zugspitze gondola
• Join a guided tour and try the amazing Alpine Coaster
• Learn about the famous King Ludwig on a guided tour
• Watch the world-renowned Passion Play in Oberammergau (2022)
• Get "certified" as a Bavarian Beer expert on our Brew Tour
Download the Luca App for a streamlined vacation experience during your stay. This is required by many restaurants and tourist destinations in Bavaria for contact tracing as a virus mitigation strategy. It will be required on most Alpine Adventures tours.
Our Alpine Adventures staff have put together an incredible mix of tours that capture the culture, scenery and history of the area. You could spend over a week here and never go on the same tour. Our English-speaking tour guides get you to all the can’t-miss spots.
The whole region is packed with destinations to climb and conquer. We’ve got your access to some experiences you won’t want to miss. From family activities, to mini golf to more exciting pursuits like paragliding and white water rafting. Your vacation can be as exciting or relaxing as you like.
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is close to all kinds of sights you’ll want to see while on vacation. We sell tickets to many of the activities listed in this section which can save you time and money. Either take a guided tour or do some activities on your own. Either way, you will not be at a loss for things to do.
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.
Hikes in the Area
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a hikers paradise for everyone from experienced hikers to family friendly adventures. There are so many walks and hikes that are perfect for all ages. Here are a few of our favorite hikes in the area.
Length: 2-3 hours // Difficulty: Easy-Medium Take a short hike from Edelweiss Resort to the Riessersee. Here you can enjoy a quiet lakeside stroll soaking in stunning views of the Alpspitze. You can also explore the bobsled track from the 1936 winter Olympic Games. Food sometimes available.
War Memorial & St. Martin's Hutte
Length: 4-5 hours // Difficulty: Medium Take a 45 minute hike from Edelweiss Resort to a German WWII War Memorial. From there continue up the Kramerspitz to St. Martin's Hutte. You will enjoy wonderful views of Garmisch. Food and drink is sometimes available. Cash only.
Eibsee Drive and Hike
Length: 3-4 hours // Difficulty: Easy-Medium Drive to the Eibsee and park in any of the pay lots. Start hiking counter-clock around the lake for immediate breath taking views. Food and drink is sometimes available. Cash only.
Soon snow will blanket the valley and when it does, over 70km of prepared slopes are ready for action. Make this the winter to ride the Bavarian Alps of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We have certified instructors that make skiing and snowboarding fun for the whole family. Learn with the same instructor and watch yourself improve daily.
When it’s snow season, our certified Ski and Snowboard instructors will help you improve your skills while having fun and enjoying the picturesque mountain settings from our private slopes.More Info
Just for Ski Kids
Certified instructors teach children ages 5-7 how to ski on our private ski slope. We focus on encouragement and achievement during this daylong course.More Info
The coronavirus has put a damper on many events this year. However, many are being planned for next year. Not a week goes by in the summer where a parade seems to march by. From world-class sporting events to century-old traditions, the area has some amazing special events to celebrate.
Take a look at all the different activities you can do while on vacation. From Skiing and Snowboarding, trail running, sledding at night, guided tours, carriage rides, sightseeing and more. The hardest decision will be what NOT to do. There is an incredible history here that our dedicated tour guides can help teach while showing you a dynamic culture and scenery that will leave you speachless.
This is no exaggeration: The 9,718 feet high Zugspitze is a mountain of superlatives. Germany’s highest elevation is home to three glaciers, a unique 360° panorama including mountain peaks from four countries and an attractive range of activities. A summer day on the Zugspitze offers mountains of possibilities.