Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
April 24, 2019 10:23am



Non ID Card Holders not in IACS

USAG Bavaria-Garmisch Military Community Installation Access

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is not responsible for you and your guests gaining access to the military installation in Garmisch, Germany. Please read carefully below to ensure you and your guest gain access when you arrive. The authorized guest sponsor making initial reservation/s is responsible for submitting and verifying access is gained before they arrive by following instructions below or contacting Bavaria IACS office through their contact info below.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is located on Sheridan Kaserne and our Vacation Village campground is located within walking distance, across the Loisach River, on Artillery Kaserne.  The Resort is a tenant activity on a USAG Bavaria installation; therefore, Resort guests are subject to USAREUR directives regarding installation access. If you do not have USAREUR/USAFE-wide installation access and do not coordinate for installation access prior to your arrival, there may be a delay or in some cases denied access to the installation.

When you first arrive at Edelweiss Resort, we strongly recommend you do so through the Sheridan Main ACP (vehicle gate).  This will allow for the verification of authorized access, and will provide sign-in capability if temporary installation access is necessary. Initial sign-in capability is NOT available at the Sheridan pedestrian gate.  This is especially important if you are arriving by taxi or bus.  Ensure that you tell your driver that you need to be dropped at the Sheridan Main ACP.

AER 190-16 prescribes the policy, responsibilities and procedures for granting access to U.S. Forces installations in the European theater by using the Installation Access Control System (IACS).

For those personnel assigned in the USAREUR/USAFE footprint that have installation access granted in IACS throughout USAREUR/USAFE, access will be similar to that on your home-installation.


Individuals with a valid CAC or other DoD Identification Card not registered in the Installation Access Control System (IACS) are required to register with the IACS office located on Artillery Kaserne.

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 0800-1700 (German time zone) 
As of 14 January 2019 Monday - Friday 0800 - 1600 hours

Phone Numbers:

CIV (011-49 from US only) local 08821-750-3618
DSN: 314-440-3618. 


Please have your hotel reservation number and details of your issue ready. 

Download Installation Access Request Form 

Individuals without a valid CAC, including Embassy personnel and diplomats, British military stationed in Germany, NATO serving at International Military Headquarters Germany or other DoD Identification Card, should be placed on the local Garmisch Military Community Access Roster. Failure to do so will result in substantial delays or possible denied entry to installation. 

Installation Access Request Forms may be submitted no sooner than 30 working days and 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. Installation access requests should be sent to the below email address :


In order to prevent potential frustration during installation access, upon arrival and throughout your stay, please consider the following:

·  Always carry two forms of identification
·  If you require a sponsor, please ensure that you only attempt entry with your sponsor present

If you have any comments regarding installation access, please provide feedback on the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) site.  Please be as specific as possible.

Installation Access Form

All guests making reservations for a stay at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort should complete an AEF 190-16F for any of their group which do not have a DoD CAC or USAREUR/USAFE installation pass in IACS. 

Download Form

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