We've stayed there 2X now. Oct. 2010 and Oct. 2007. It is run by the military as one of 5 resort destinations world-wide. (Others being in Hawaii, Hale Koa, Dragon Hill Lodge in Korea, this one, and 2 in the states; Orlando & Virginia Beach...been to the 1st three). It's a beautiful location and the lodge & resort is top notch. We love riding the trains in Europe and took the hi speed from Franfurt toMunich (overnight stay in a hostel...which was pretty good) then the regional train from Munich to Garmisch. Each day we took a bus trip tour to different locations. We also rented bikes at the lodge and rode all around Garmisch & Partenkirchen as well as behind the lodge to small restaurants bordering Austria. We also took the train trip from Garmisch to the top of Germany's highest mountain The Zugspitze and came down on the cable car. Note: Edelweiss is only available to military personnel and retirees and a few others with a valid ID. One of the side trips was the "Three Country Tour" going to Austria, Davos Switzerland, and little Lichtenstein...all in one day and returning that same night! We also went to a Benedictine Monastery with side trip to Oberomer Grau. Last time we also went to the castle at Neuschwenstein and a day trip to northern Italy & Innsbruck.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Long revered as one of the most desirable destinations in the Bavarian Alps, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area is an idyllic location nestled at the foot of sweeping Alpine vistas and home to the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. Just 56 miles from Munich, 34 miles from Innsbruck, the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is located in the heart of Europe. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Edelweiss Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- Edelweiss Resort Garmisch Partenkirchen
- Edelweiss Lodge And Resort Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - Bavaria