Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

A Peak Experience

Vacation memories you will cherish for a lifetime

Eligibility update: Retired DOD Civilians are not eligible to stay at Edelweiss Resort. More info >

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Garmisch Fest Weeks

Mark your calendars because fest weeks are the best weeks! Traditional clothing, live music, cultural dancing and great food and beer are all on tap during these back-to-back Bavarian festivals. At the end of July, Garmisch celebrates one full week in the beer tent with live music, stone lifting, parades and family nights. Not to be outdone, Partenkirchen follows a week later with its beer fest up on the hill with beautiful views of the valley. This is a must-see event if you like traditional Bavaria at its best.

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20 Year Anniversary

As we approach the monumental occasion of our 20th anniversary in 2024, The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort reflects on our enduring commitment to serving service members and their families. Since our inception two decades ago, we've had the honor of hosting over 2.5 million guests, each visit marking the creation of unforgettable memories. 

We are giving away 20 of our anniversary books! Enter today and get a little piece of AFRC history sent directly to your door.  Contest ends June 1st. 

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Ride the Alps

Join our annual military motorcycle rally for an epic poker run through the breathtaking Alps. Experience camaraderie and the open road from August 23 - 25. Edelweiss Resort packages are available for guests looking for an all inclusive, hassle-free ride in the Alps. Package includes breakfast, dinners and event. 

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European Escapes

We have a few packages available to reserve for those looking to make the trip to Europe this year!
• 18 - 29 August – 1 package for two adults
• 25 - 1 November – 2 packages for two adults

Also, we will be announcing our November and December retiree packages sometime in the next few months. These will likely sell out in a matter of a few minutes. If you want to add your name to the email newsletter, we will notify the list when they are available to reserve. Please subscribe here >

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Discover Packages

We currently have only one remaining Discover package available. Lock in your 11 Discover package for a hassle-free vacation to Europe this year. The Discover package allows guests to customize their vacations at Edelweiss Resort. We pick you up at the airport so getting to Edelweiss is as easy as it gets. 

• 28 July - 8 August – 1 package for two adults
• 25 October - 1 November – 1 package for two adults

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Holidays In Bavaria

We sold out in under 24 hours for dates 21 December 2024 through 4 January 2025. We are accepting waitlist requests. Please visit the website for complete details and add your name. Should a room become available we will notify you. We have rooms available before 21 December to see the famous Christmas Markets with no minimum stay requirements. 

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Seasonal Vacation Guide

When you take a vacation you open up your mind to new experiences and break down the stress. You see the world a bit differently. 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. Check out our season guides now! 

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Experiences

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. 

• Guided tours to the area's best sightseeing locations
• Over 70km of prepared ski and snowboard runs
• Four mountain golf courses within 20 minutes drive
• Once-in-a-lifetime adventures like paragliding

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Group Meetings

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. 

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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

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Wellness

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.

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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. Rumors 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. 

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Email Newsletter

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Special Offers

Don’t miss out on our current specials. Learn more about our all our special offers we have. Make sure to sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know when a new special comes out. See all specials!

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Massage Therapy

Take a break with our signature massages that will take you beyond relaxation. Help reduce mental and physical fatigue, improves circulation and soothes muscle soreness. Our licensed therapists can do a variety of scrubs or wraps to make your skin looking and feeling beautiful.

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Guided Tours

Experience Bavaria by taking one of our guided tours with expert guides. Take in the beauty of this area as you tour a gorge or visit a monastery. Feel the thrill of alpine coaster and the magic of a fairytale-like castle. Plan your vacation now to create lifelong memories.

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Bike Rentals

Explore the picturesque scenery of Bavaria by bike. With a wide range of trips from beginner-friendly to experienced, renting a bike is the perfect way to soak in the sights. Our Point Wellness Club offers bike rentals with various time options and family-friendly bike attachments.

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Airport Shuttle Service

Arriving or departing from Munich airport? Let our team organize a transfer for you and your group and take the hassle out of traveling. With door-to-door service, you can't beat the convenience. A stress-free way to start or end your trip. We are able to confirm airport transfers approximately 3-4 weeks in advance.

• Munich (MUC) airport to or from Edelweiss Resort is $250 one way for up to 4 passengers. $25 extra per passenger (5 - 8 persons).

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ZBC - A New Era

Zuggy's Base Camp will be closed for construction from 1 March 2024 for roughly 3 - 4 months. Market Station and Pullman Place will be available for dinner with upgraded dinner options during the closure. 

With a focus on enhancing your dining experience, we are thrilled to unveil our revamped space, designed with you, our valued guests, in mind. Whether you're seeking a cozy corner for an intimate dinner or a vibrant space to gather with friends and family, Zuggy's Base Camp has you covered.

Our new restaurant design will open in the summer of 2024!

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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. 

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Beautiful Bavaria

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!