Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
July 14, 2020 1:18pm


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Edelweiss Resort Reopening

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort expands availability to all eligible guests within Europe
As of 17 June

The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany, is now accepting reservations from eligible service members and other authorized guests stationed within Europe. Guests stationed outside of Germany can begin to stay at the Resort starting 6 July. Edelweiss Lodge and Resort has been open since June 15th, initially, opening only for those stationed in Germany and with 50% maximum occupancy.

This expanded authorization does not include travelers arriving direct from the United States at this time. Resort operators plan to expand eligibility to all authorized guests as soon as conditions related to COVID-19 permit. The priority is reopening with health and safety at the center of operations, said officials with the Armed Forces Recreation Center Resorts, which operates the facility. Edelweiss Resort is required to follow host nation and military guidelines and will continue to monitor the situation for potential changes.

Upon reopening, some of the normal amenities and vacation services will be limited. Glass partitions have been installed at the front desk and key locations. Hand-sanitizer stations have been installed at all entrances and restaurants. Appropriate protective equipment has been provided to employees, and the staff have been trained on the new standards and expectations related to hygiene, cleanliness, social distancing and safety. Limited housekeeping services will be available on a daily basis. The pool and hot tub will open on 2 July and our fitness center is now open. 

Guests will be asked to bring their own masks for use in common areas and observe physical distancing guidelines. Officials also recommend that guests make purchases with a credit card or charge to their room to reduce cash transactions.

“After nearly three months being closed, it is great to finally be able see guests come through our doors again ,” said Brian Borda, general manager of Edelweiss Lodge and Resort.

“I am confident that our guests will be able to enjoy a relaxing vacation knowing we are doing everything to create an environment that puts health and safety at the front of everything we do,” Borda said. For the most recent information, visit EdelweissLodgeandResort.com.


Edelweiss Operations

The newly renovated Pullman Cafe will be open daily 0700 - 2200 hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve many fresh pay-as-you-go options that change daily. Zuggy's Base Camp and Market Station Buffet will remain closed for the time-being. The new Alpental mini golf course is open during daylight hours. Clubs and balls along with our new E-Bikes are available for rent at the Point Wellness Club. Guided tours will be available but with some restrictions on capacity and scheduling. The fitness gym is open with physical distancing measures in place. The pool, hot tub will reopen 2 July. The locker room, sauna and steam will remain closed. Daily housekeeping services will be limited to trash removal and replacement of linens only when requested. Food and beverage options will also be limited. Campground is closed until 1 October. 

Precautionary Guidelines

* Sanitize your hands upon entering the hotel and frequently throughout your stay
* Guests six years and older are required to wear face coverings
* Request that only one family member check in at the front desk 
* We recommend guests bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes for personal use
* If you experience and flu-like symptoms, please remain in your room and call front desk 
* Request all purchases be made by credit card or charged to your room
* Adhere to physical distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet between individuals or families
* No more than one family per elevator
* Use the express check out option available at the front desk

Tour Modifications

Due to social distancing guidelines plus restrictions at the tourist destinations here is a list of changes on our tours. 

• Salzburg tour - unavailable summer 2020
• Berchtesgaden - unavailable summer 2020
• Innsbruck - available
• Neuschwantstein Tour - modified price, will not enter castle
• Linderhof - available
• Highline - available in July
• Greisbrau Brewery - available Monday and Friday
• Carriage Rides - reduced to 8 per carriage
• Partnach - one way traffic through gorge / additional hiking
• Kids Night Out - unavailable
• Rafting - available
• Paragliding - available
• High Ropes Course - no change
• Alpine Coaster - no change
• Bavarian Brotzeit - small change (no movie)

Point Wellness Club - Virus Prevention Safety Rules

Fitness Center

Maximum Occupancy: 12 Guests

  • The danger of exposure to infectious disease exists.
  • By entering the fitness center, you take responsibility for your own protection and for disinfecting your hands and anything you touch in the room.
  • Do not use the fitness center if you have a cough, fever or other symptoms of illness.
  • Please leave one unoccupied machine between you and another person exercising.
  • Please wipe down all parts of exercise equipment after use.
  • Face covering required at all times, including while on fitness machines.
  • Deposit all used towels in towel bins.
  • Exercise time limit of 60 minutes if guests are waiting to exercise.
  • Please enter and sign in at Point reception from 0800 - 2100 hours

Pool and Hot Tub

  • The danger of exposure to infectious disease exists
  • By entering the pool, you take responsibility for your own protection and for disinfecting your hands and anything you touch in the pool area
  • Do not use the pool if you have a cough, fever or other symptoms of illness
  • Maintain at least 6 feet between you and other people who are not a part of your household while in the pool, hot tub or on the pool deck, inside and outside
  • Please wear a face covering when you are not in the swimming pool or sitting at a table or lounge chair with distancing
  • Please wipe down any furniture you have used when leaving
  • Please spray lifejackets with disinfectant before and after use
  • Deposit all used towels in towel bins
  • Locker rooms available only for bathrooms (no changing)
  • Pool visit time limited to 60 min when guests are waiting
  • Sauna and steam room are not in service
Additional Resources

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

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization

Department of Defense


Operational Changes

Pullman Place : Open
(0700 - 2200 hours) 

Market Station : Closed

Zuggy's Base Camp : Open
Friday and Saturdays

Alpine Adventures : Open

Guided Tours : Open

Mini Golf : Open

Bike Rentals : Open 

Laundry Room : Open

Campground : Closed
until 1 October

Rustic Cabins : Closed

Bathhouse : Closed
until 1 October

Comfy Cabins : Open 

Pool and Hot Tub : Open

Fitness Center : Open

Locker Room : Closed

Sauna & Steam Room : Closed

Massage Therapy : Open

Housekeeping : Limited Service

Point Fitness Center

Virus Prevention Rules and Maximum Occupancy