Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

Vacation Your Way

7 AND 11 NIGHT DISCOVER PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE TO RESERVE

The "do what I want" Package

Announcing our hassle-free package for stateside visitors! Not to be confused with European Escapes inclusive package tours. The Discover Package gives you the freedom to choose from our guided tours and customize your stay. One of the hardest parts of international travel is after you get off a trans-Atlantic flight, the mission isn't complete. You still need a train, bus, or taxi to complete the journey to Garmisch. Our discounted Discover Package takes the hassle out of getting to Garmisch from Munich airport. Our staff will greet you at Munich airport and get you to Edelweiss Resort stress-free in our bus.

With airport transportation already taken care of, all you have to focus on is reserving guided tours and customizing your eleven-night stay at Edelweiss Resort. Sign up for our Edelweiss tours and leave the driving to us. Learn about the culture and history of the area with knowledgeable guides. Take a day or two to explore Garmisch and the surrounding area. See what the weather does and be spontaneous one day. Reserve a massage after a few days of action to get the body feeling great. The Discover Package is all about stress-free experiences that you can customize for how you like to travel. Make it as action-packed or relaxed as you want. 

Our goal is to provide our guests with a safe, exciting, and memorable experience in and around the charming town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The combination of superb facilities, eager-to-please staff, and spectacular location will leave you with vacation memories to cherish forever. See some beautiful scenery. Learn about the culture. Enjoy some great meals. All you have to do is get here.

11 Night Discover Package / $2,599 for two adults :

• 14 - 25 April (9 spots)
• 26 May – 6 June (SOLD OUT)
• 16 - 27 June (SOLD OUT)
• 7 - 18 July (SOLD OUT)
• 28 July - 8 August (1 spot) 
• 18 - 29 August (SOLD OUT)
• 8 - 19 Sept (SOLD OUT) 
• 29 Sept - 10 Oct (1 spot)
• 10 - 21 November (SOLD OUT)

7 Night Discover Package / $1,799 for two adults :

• 2 - 9 September (SOLD OUT)
• 4 - 11 October (SOLD OUT) 
• 25 October - 1 November (SOLD OUT) 

Discover Package includes:

• Airport bus transportation to and from Munich International Airport (set times)
• Hotel accommodations for 11 nights (or 7 nights) at Edelweiss Resort 
• Daily breakfast buffet at Market Station restaurant
• Edelweiss tours and activities can be reserved in advance at an additional cost

Our English-speaking guides will give you insights into German culture and customs. Make memories you will cherish forever with our ten-day European Escapes package. 

11 night price : Two adults in a standard room $2,599 or single occupancy price $2,259.
7 night price : Two adults in a standard room $1,799 or single occupancy price $1,509.
30-day cancellation policy with 50% deposit takes 30 days before arrival

Once you reserve your package, our Alpine Adventure staff will be in touch with you to get your flight information and help reserve Edelweiss Resort guided tours and activities. Our Alpine Adventures team will reach out in January 2024 to start reserving your guided tours. 
Our Edelweiss bus transportation departs Munich airport by 1200 hours the day of arrival. On the departure day, please make sure your flight doesn't depart earlier than 0900. Transportation is set to those times and cannot be modified. 

 

Reserve 7 or 11 Night Package

 

Reserve Discover Package

Discover Self-Guided

This discounted package has limited rooms available for each date range. Packages will be available to reserve online in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

Customize Your Own Vacation

An example of an 11-night Discover Package vacation is below. We will reach out in 2024 to begin customizing your vacation once reserved. 

Arrival Day

Sunday

1200 Edelweiss Bus departs Munich International Airport
1400 Arrive in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

You will arrive at the Munich International Airport and be greeted by an Edelweiss Lodge and Resort representative. Enjoy some time to mingle with fellow travelers and stretch your legs after the long flight before boarding a private coach bus en route to Garmisch.

During the drive, watch as the majestic mountains begin to form around you before arriving in the stunning Werdenfelser valley with the highest mountain in all of Germany right at your feet: the Zugspitze. The rest of the afternoon is yours to get checked-in, unpack and relax at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. Then enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep as you prepare to experience the vacation of a lifetime!


Day 2 (sample itinerary)

Monday

0630 - 1000 Breakfast Buffet at Market Station (included in price)

Choose from our guided tours or activities throughout your trip. Once reserved, our Alpine Adventures team will work with you to reserve and customize your trip.

Our recommendation for the first day is to choose a tour a little closer to home so you can catch up on some sleep and ease into your trip. The quaint town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen quietly rests in the Werdenfelser Valley at the foot of the majestic Bavarian Alps. Consider taking the bus or taxi into town and explore the streets and shops. Or go for a walk from the Resort to the Osterfelder gondola to experience the AlspiX. Or start the trip with going to the top of Germany on the Zugspitze. 

Available Guided Tours (TBD)
• Neuschwanstein Castle 0800 - 1700 
• Greisbrau Brewery 1815 - 2200


Day 3 (sample itinerary)

Tuesday

0630 - 1000 Breakfast Buffet at Market Station (included in price)

The smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II lies nestled amongst the mountains in the Graswang Valley and is the only palace he lived to see completed. Tour the lavish palace to see the bed-chamber, tapestry chambers, the grand hall of mirrors, and the dining room with its magic table. Stroll through the ornate gardens, taking in the fountains and flowers. After the palace visit, enjoy a walking tour of the Oberammergau village and peruse the shops of the local woodcarvers that line the streets.

Available Guided Tours (TBD)
• Linderhof and Oberammergau 0800 - 1530
• Alpine Coaster 0900 - 1300
• Horse and Carriage Ride 1700 / 1810 / 1920


Day 4 (sample itinerary)

Wednesday 

0630 - 1000 Breakfast Buffet at Market Station (included in price)

Experience the spectacular views of a rushing gorge right in the heart of Garmisch. You'll be given historic information at the 1936 Olympic Ski Jump Stadium and at the Gorge itself. Then, travel through the beautifully carved stone with water flowing through the caverns.

Or take a short trip to the heart of the Ammergau Valley exists the Ettal Monastery.  Enjoy a short walk to see the exquisite Basilica. You will learn about the almost 700 years of history that have taken place here in Ettal. Your guide will take you behind the scenes to explore the monastery and get a close-up view of the famous Ettal Madonna. 

Available Guided Tours (TBD)
• Partnach Gorge
• Ettal Schnapps and Monastery


Day 5 (sample itinerary)

Thursday

0630 - 1000 Breakfast Buffet at Market Station (included in price)

A must-see to any Bavarian vacation, the Neuschwanstein Castle sits perched on an impossible position surrounded by mountains, waterfalls and an incredible view over the rolling hills. Another peaceful mountain village close to Garmisch is Mittenwald. Learn the long history dating back to the Romans and see where they still manufacture world-renowned handmade violins. 

Available Guided Tours (TBD)
• Neuschwanstein Castle 0800 - 1700
• Mittenwald 1000 - 1500
• Horse and Carriage Rides 1700 / 1810 / 1920

What about a little evening competition and try our mini golf course? 


Day 6 (sample itinerary)

Friday

0630 - 1000 Breakfast Buffet at Market Station (included in price)

Missed the opportunity to see the Partnach Gorge on Wednesday? Maybe consider visiting this stunning gorge with an impressive trail cut right next to the raging water. The Partnach is a must-see natural attraction during any Garmisch visit. In the evening, visit the artist town of Murnau to learn the fine art of brewing Bavarian Beer. Make sure to pay attention, there is a test at the end. Of course you will also get to sample their creations. 

Available Guided Tours (TBD)
• Partnach Gorge 0900 - 1300
• Ettal Schnapps and Monestary 1030 - 1430
• Greisbrau Brewery Tour 1815 - 2200


Day 7 (sample itinerary)

Saturday 

0630 - 1000 Breakfast Buffet at Market Station (included in price)

A big day packed with options galore. The hardest part is choosing which guided tour to go on. From the castle to the alpine coaster, don't forget we offer activities like paragliding or white water rafting if you prefer a bit more of a challenge. For those thinking the Alpine coaster isn't for them, we think it is a hoot. Take a chair lift up the mountain. Enjoy the atmosphere of the mountains with a coffee and cake then take the 8,500-foot-long coaster down the mountain. Go fast or as slow as you want. You control your cart. It can't come off the rail and is completely safe. 

Available Guided Tours (TBD)
• 
Neuschwanstein Castle 0900 - 1700
• Alpine Coaster 0900 - 1300
• Horse and Carriage Rides 1700 / 1810 / 1920 
• Griesbrau Brewery Tour 1815 - 2200


Day 8 (sample itinerary)

Sunday

0630 - 1000 Breakfast Buffet at Market Station (included in price)

A sobering experience but an important recognition of the atrocities that happened in Germany. Dachau was opened on 22 March 1933 as a concentration camp established by the coalition government of the National Socialist Party (Nazi Party). You will visit an exhibit that recounts the terrifying and gruesome days of the Holocaust and watch a video if the history of the camp, including special presentations.

You could also do something a more uplifting and visit the Zugspitze which is the highest peak in Germany. The gondola is an engineering marvel with three world-records. From the top (on a sunny day) look at over 400 moutain peaks in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. 

Available Guided Tours (TBD)
• Dachau Concentration Camp
• Alpine Coaster
• Partnach Gorge


Day 9 (sample itinerary)

Monday

0630 - 1000 Breakfast Buffet at Market Station (included in price)

After a week of action, you might want to explore a little further. Maybe take the train to Munich to discover the museums, restaurants and walking district. See the famous Hofbrauhaus or watch the Glockenspeil. Taking the train to Innsbruck Austria is also a beautiful scenic train ride about one hour away. Or go take a relaxing stroll around the Eibsee (7km). There is bus transportation up to the Eibsee, the schedule is available at Alpine Adventures. 


Day 10 (sample itinerary)

Tuesday 

0630 - 1000 Breakfast Buffet at Market Station (included in price)

The trip somehow has flown by. Only two more days to make your Bavarian experience complete. Some activities you may enjoy during the day include:

• The beautiful Partnach Gorge
• Olympic Ski Jump Stadium
• A stroll through the Marienplatz 
• Shopping in downtown Garmisch
• A dip in our outdoor hot tub
• A bite in a Bavarian café
• Taking a train to a nearby town
• Riding a cable car to the top of Germany - the Zugspitze
• Receiving a relaxing massage from our Wellness club
• Rent a car and go for a scenic drive to the Plansee Austria


Day 11 (sample itinerary)

Wednesday

0630 - 1000 Breakfast Buffet at Market Station (included in price)

The trip has flown by it seems. Time to get that last taste of Bavaria to complete a fantastic trip to the Edelweiss Resort. 

Available Guided Tours (TBD)
• Partnach Gorge 0900 - 1300
• Ettal Schnapps and Monestary Tour 1030 - 1430


Departure Day

Thursday

0430 - 0500 Check Out / Continental Breakfast at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
0500 Depart for Munich International Airport

The private coach bus will depart Edelweiss Lodge and Resort at 0500 hrs. It is about 2 hours to the airport under normal traffic conditions. The package price includes the airport transfer ONLY on this select date and time. For your departure from Munich, please make sure that your flight leaves no earlier than 0900 on the departure day.

$2,599 for 11 nights and $1,799 for 7 nights with breakfast and airport transportation for two adults. 

Discover Packages includes:

• Bus transportation to and from Munich International Airport (set times)
• Hotel accommodations at Edelweiss Resort with alpine view rooms
• Daily breakfast buffet at Market Station restaurant

Additional information
• Package does not include airfare.
• Eligible guests can sponsor non-military ID cardholders (up to 4) - some restrictions may apply. 
 

Reserve Package 


Frequently Asked Questions

What does the price cover?

The price includes eleven nights in a standard room at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. The price is based on two adults staying in a standard room for eleven nights. Price is $2,599 for two adults for 11 nights and $1,799 for 7 nights for two adults. 

Additionally, the price includes:

• Transportation from Munich International Airport to Garmisch via private coach bus
• Breakfast buffet at Market Station each morning
• Transportation from Garmisch to Munich International Airport via private coach bus on specific days and times

What are the vaccine requirements to enter Germany?
No proof of vaccination is required to enter Germany. It is your responsibility to review the health ministry website for up-to-date regulations. 

When will my deposit be charged?

A 50% deposit will be required 30 days prior to arrival. If canceled within 30 days of arrival day, you will forfeit the full amount of your deposit. 

What is the cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy for our Discover Package differs from our normal hotel stay policy to ensure maximum participation in the program. A 50% deposit is required 30 days prior to arrival. The deposit is refundable if the reservation is canceled more than 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellations that occur within 30 days will result in the loss of the deposit. We suggest you purchase travel insurance.

What are the accommodations? May I upgrade?

European Escapes Discover accommodations are a standard room with two queen beds. 

How many rooms may be reserved?

Eligible ID card holders can sponsors can reserve up to 4 non-ID cardholders. 

When does the shuttle run to the airport?

The airport shuttle is only available on the designated arrival and departure days.

Arrival: Munich Airport (MUC) to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort departs at 1200 hrs
Departure: Edelweiss Lodge and Resort to Munich Airport (MUC) departs at 0530 hrs

What is the voltage at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort?

All electronic outlets in the hotel are 220 volts. If your appliance is dual-voltage then only an adapter will be needed to make the plug fit. 

Can I exchange currency at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort?

Currency exchange is not available at the resort. However, it may be done at the Munich airport. We do have an ATM that distributes Euro and US dollars in the main lobby. 

Are there ATM’s at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort?

Two ATM’s in the main lobby of Edelweiss Lodge and Resort dispense both USD and Euro, but you must have a PIN number with your card.

What currency can I use at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort?

Both USD and Euro are accepted at Edelweiss. However, if you pay in Euro, your change is given back in dollars.

What currency is accepted in town?

Only Euro currency is accepted in town.They do accept credit cards, however it is possible they will not accept the card. 

Does the Edelweiss Resort offer laundry service?

There are washing machines and dryers located at the Edelweiss Lodge. Supplies are available for purchase on-site.

Are Edelweiss Lodge and Resort tours physically demanding?

Part of the charm of Europe is in its walking districts which are not accessible by car. Please note that most tours require moderate walking. Tour guides set a pace for everyone in the group to enjoy the sites. One in particular, Neuschwanstein Castle sits atop a steep hill but horse drawn carriages are available for hire and are popular.

Are retiree ID card holders eligible to use the AAFES exchange and post office?

Due to international agreements, the use of the Commissary, Community Bank and PX/BX are limited to personnel assigned to US Forces in Europe and NATO ID card holders who have this privilege. This includes rationed items such as gas coupons. Be aware that gas prices are considerably higher compared to US standards. Military Post Offices may be used only be retirees who reside in Germany for over 30 days and who have Box R privileges with restrictions. Alpine Adventures is located in Edelweiss Lodge and Resort and has an excellent array of Bavarian items, t-shirts and other souvenirs.

Is there a place to rent a car in Garmisch or Munich Airport?

You may reserve a car while staying at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort.

- Europcar 011-49-(0)180-58000 Munich International Airport

- Sixt Rental Car +49 8821 9099630 Burgstraße 12a, Garmisch

To get to the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort using a GPS navigation systems use the address : 17 Gernackerstrasse, 82467 Garmisch

What if I need medical care?

We suggest you read through the Tricare overseas website to be familiar with your coverage. Garmisch has very good medical facilities if required. 

http://www.tricare-overseas.com/contact-us/eurasia-africa

http://www.tricare-overseas.com/beneficiaries/resources

About Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

Resting at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is a resort destination designed for eligible military personnel and their families. With 256 rooms and suites, we have comfortable spaces and mountain views for retirees and their families. 

When the tours are over, we have amenities focused on your relaxation. Head to the hot tub to soak away any stress. Take a refreshing swim and lay back in the water jets to soothe your sore muscles. 

We also have restaurants for every taste. Hang out at Zuggy's Base Camp and watch some sports and enjoy a pizza. Or start your morning with a delicious American buffet and a chef-prepared omelet in Market Station. 

Main Lobby
Wellness Club
Market Station
Fitness Center
Alpine Adventures
Zuggy's Base Camp
Conference Center
Hausberg Lodge
Balcony Views