Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is located on Sheridan Kaserne and the Edelweiss Resort Vacation Village / Campground is located within walking distance on a separate installation called Artillery Kaserne. The resort is a tenant activity on the US Army Garrison Bavaria installation, Garmisch; therefore, resort guests are subject to USAREUR directives regarding installation access. All installation access falls under Army Europe Regulation 190-16 which outlines the policy, responsibilities, and procedures for granting access to the U.S. Forces installations in Europe by utilizing the Installation Access Control System otherwise known as IACS.
Please read the information carefully to ensure you and your guest(s) are able to seamlessly access the resort. Any non DoD ID cardholders must be sponsored by a DoD ID cardholder, 18 and over, in order to gain access. The sponsor is responsible for verifying and confirming that all documentation has been submitted and received. Individuals without a valid CAC, including Embassy personnel and diplomats, British military stationed in Germany, or NATO serving at International Military Headquarters Germany should be placed on the local Garmisch Community Access Roster utilizing the Access Roster Request Form 190-16F.
If you are a valid DoD ID holder and have not been registered with the USAREUR/USAFE Installation Access Control System (IACS), you will need to do so upon your arrival. If the IACS office is not open, then you will access the installation utilizing your valid DoD ID alongside one other form of ID until the office is open and available to register you into the system.
DoD ID cardholders can sponsor their non DoD ID cardholder guest(s) onto the installation utilizing the Access Roster. This can be done in advance by submitting a completed Installation Access Request Form 190-16F.
Installation Access Request Forms, 190-16F, must be submitted no later than 5 working days prior to your arrival. All requests must be sent from an official email address such as a .mil, .gov or .deca address.
Any installation access requests and questions should be sent encrypted to email@example.com If you do not have an encrypted email address, please follow the below procedure to submit the form and any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have a .mil or .gov encrypted email address, you will be required to submit your access form for your non DOD ID card holder guest with valid passports (Sponsor with valid DoD ID card will be required to put their guests “non DoD ID cardholders” passport info on this form in order for them to gain faster and easier access when they arrive to installation. Do not place anyone with a valid DoD ID card on this forms 2nd page). Send by email through Edelweiss Lodge and Resort as follows: email@example.com
Upload and send the completed filled out Access Roster Request Form 190-16F for your non DoD ID cardholders guest as an attachment.
The IACS office will contact you when they have successfully included you and your guests on the Installation Access Roster for your dates of stay. If you have any issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If your guest(s) with valid passports have not been added to the access roster in advance, you may sign them in at the Access Control Point. As a valid DoD ID cardholder, you may sign on up to 4 guests at the Access Control Point. If you have more than 4 guests, the USAG Bavaria PONDS security guard will contact the Military Police for authorization. All guests signed onto the installation must be escorted at all times and must be signed out at the Access Control Point before the pass expiration date and time. DoD ID cardholders under the age of 18 are not authorized with sign-in privileges. All non DoD ID cardholders must have a valid passport in order to be signed onto the installation by their DoD ID cardholder. This takes time, best to submit in advance, your guest's non ID cardholder's Passport / information / access request so they are on the Access Roster when they arrive. If this is done in advance all your guests will need to do is show their passports when they arrive to gain access and must have it with them every time they leave the Installation.
What to expect when you arrive?
When you first arrive at Edelweiss Resort, we recommend you go through the Edelweiss Resort main gate. This will allow for the verification of authorized access and will provide sign-in capability if necessary. Initial sign-in capability is NOT available at the Edelweiss Resort back gate. This is especially important if you are arriving by Taxi or Bus.
In order to prevent potential frustration during the installation access, please consider the following: Carry two forms of IDs. Your valid DoD ID Card, Passport (are required if on the access roster to gain access at all times when you leave the installation) or a valid picture ID like a driver's license as a 2nd form of ID. A printed copy of your Edelweiss Lodge and Resort Reservation Confirmation.
If you have any comments or concerns regarding installation access, please provide feedback on the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) site. Please be as specific as possible.