Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

News and Updates

Train Travel to Garmisch

On Friday 3 June, there was a train accident that derailed the train. The tracks have still not be repaired. Train travel from the north is restricted after Oberau. Those trying to arrive by train to Garmisch must get off in Oberau and take the bus from the train station to the Garmisch train station. This is a short 15 minute journey but travelers should be aware. 

Reservation System Upgrade 

Our reservation system is getting an update. Currently, it is planned for 22 - 25 August however that is subject to change. During that time, online reservations will not be available. If you are looking to reserve or make changes to your reservation then please contact our vacation planning center. 

COVID Mitigation Efforts

As of 1 July

COVID tests are no longer free in Germany. You will be charged at a testing center or pharmacy should you require a test. Tests are no longer required to enter Germany or return to the United States are no longer required.

The health and safety of our guests and staff is our number one priority. Our staff has been trained on our high standards and expectations related to hygiene, cleanliness, social distancing, and safety. Hand sanitizers are placed throughout the hotel.

Masks are no longer required to wear in common areas at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. Currently, masks are still required in public transportation and some host nation facilities outside of Edelweiss Resort. Testing facilities are still available in Garmisch and Munich Airport. The main testing site is at the Garmisch visitors center. 

Guests are also responsible for following host nation and military guidelines regarding travel. Please check with your command or the Robert Koch Institute website for up-to-date information in English about travel restrictions. 

In accordance with US Army, Europe and host nation guidance, if you or any member of your party experience a positive COVID PCR test while staying at the Edelweiss you will be required to either quarantine at the Edelweiss or depart immediately for home.  The quarantine period will be determined following 7th ATC guidance and Host Nation regulations.  If you choose to quarantine at the Edelweiss, the cost will be your current room rate plus $65 per adult ($45 per child under 12) a day for food that will be delivered to your room.  Should you choose to stay at Edelweiss, you will need to remain in quarantine as required by current 7th ATC guidance and Host Nation regulations.  Please report any positive COVID PCR test results to Edelweiss management immediately.

Housekeeping is provided daily. The wellness club is open daily. Our restaurants are all operating, to find out which is open during your stay, visit our Resort Directory

Garmisch Corona Testing Centers *subject to changes
(Appointments encouraged, walk-ins based on availability)

Richard Strauss Platz: Antigen only, open from 0900 - 1845 daily.

Klammstrasse 47: Antigen and PCR, Monday - Friday 1700 - 2000, Saturday 0900 - 1200 and Sunday 1700 - 2000

 

Pharmacies
(Appointments are required at Pharmacies for all testing)

Alte Apotheke, Marienplatz 10: Antigen only, Monday - Friday 1330 - 1430

Dreitorspitz Apotheke, Hauptstrasse 75: Antigen and PCR, Monday - Friday 0840 - 1200, 1300 - 1700 and Saturday 0840 - 1220

Ludwigs Apotheke, Ludwigstrasse 50: Antigen and PCR, Monday - Friday 0745 - 1000

Precautionary Guidelines

* Sanitize your hands upon entering the hotel and frequently throughout your stay
* Request that only one family member check-in at the front desk 
* We recommend guests bring their own hand sanitizer for personal use
* If you experience any flu-like symptoms, please remain in your room and call the front desk 
* Adhere to physical distancing guidelines 
* Use the express check out option available at the front desk

Helpful link for Covid Travel Restrictions

Guidelines and restrictions can change fast. Helpful link to see restrictions and rules for travel from country to country.

See travel restrictions here

Zugspitze / Gondolas

No proof of vaccination is required. FFP2 masks are optional in the gondola. 

Munich Airport Testing

Test available at the airport. 
Website 

Additional Resources

For up-to-date information, please visit this page for any further announcements.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
website

World Health Organization
website

Department of Defense
website