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“A First Class Lodge & Resort in Garmish Germany”

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Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
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Smyrna, Delaware
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“A First Class Lodge & Resort in Garmish Germany”
Reviewed 30 September 2012

I can't say enough about this US Military Resort in one of the world's most beautiful locations "BAVARIA". The setting is appropriately that of a large Alpine Lodge. All of the amenities that you can imagine. Several in-house restaurants, a Starbucks, Country Western Themed Bar, a game room, Swimming Pools, a full service spa and massage. Its large balconied rooms with majestic views of the snow covered Bavarian Alps. Near Zugspitz (Germany's Highest Point, Alpspix with its extending observation decks. Great Snow Ski Resort. Daily tour bus offerings in US $ (Very Reasonable) to many great attractions, i.e. Hitler's Eagles Nest, Munich's Residenz Hall that contains Germany's Crowned Jewels, 3 Country Tour (Including Bolzano, Italy) Home of the "Ice Man", Lichtenstein, Austria). Neueschwanstein Castle (Schloss of The Fairytale King Ludwig II). Dachau Concentration Camp. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides through Garmish-Partenkirchen, Boat trips on a large lake or tour the gorge.
There is a great gift shop located in the resort. Within easy walking distance of Garmish-Partenkirchen. The town of Oberammagau is nearby and is the home of the Passion Play.
You have access to endless agendas or just chill out. Either way you most definitely will not be disappointed.

Suggestion: Book Early as the rooms fill up quickly. This also applies to the motor coach tours offered by the Blau & Weiß (The colors for Bavaria).

Room Tip: An upper room facing the mountains offers spectacular vistas
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

What a great facility and great staff. This review is based on our second trip (September 2011) to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We love the area and the military rec facility is great. They offer great tours (Our guide this time around could have been better) to many locations nearby. I strongly recommended Edelweiss to any military families for a great place to base your Bavarian explorations from. They have a nice restaurant in the facility which we used for breakfast daily, but get out and try some of the local restaurants and be more than just the average American.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

This was by far the nicest hotel we stayed in during our 26 day vacation in Europe.

Yes, the hotel is an American style hotel, but we certainly didn't think that was bad. In fact, it was a nice change of pace from the other very tiny European rooms we stayed in scattered thoughout Europe.

The hotel is virtually surrounded by mountains and has great views in every direction.

The hotel offers a wide variety of tours. We went on several tours including the day trip to Austria, the brewery tour, and the Neuschwanstein tour.

The staff was always friendly and helpful. The staff on the tours were always great as well.

We thought we should also point out that there is a guest laundry in the basement. It seemed a lot of the other guests didn't know about it, so it is definately worth mentioning. We didn't know about it ahead of time either, but what a pleasant surprise to be able to have clean clothes sooner than we had planned.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Great Falls, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

This military hotel was built very recently (2004?). It is in fantastic shape, very clean and modern. I was there in the fall and the scenery was beautiful. It is a short walk (>10 minutes) to ski lifts and the train to the Zugspitze.

Breakfast was an all you can eat buffet with omelet station. Steaks at the Pullman restaurant are as good as any I have ever had.

There is a great selection of bus tours and activities available. We were able to make Edelweiss our base and head out to a different destination every day. Bike rentals are high quality and a great way to tour the local scenery.

Massages were great and inexpensive. Hot tub was large and accommodating.

There is a great local grocery store about half a mile from the back gate (ask the guards). Unbelievably cheap place to get snacks, wine, beer, etc.

Room Tip: Most rooms have at least some view of the mountains, but the rooms facing the front have the best vi...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Vilseck, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

The hotel is ok, very American, the room we stayed in had the carpet fraying and was dingy looking. We payed the price we would on the economy. The staff is friendly enough but don't offer any information :ie: how to get on the net, where to find trip info. We loved the area! We won't stay in an American hotel again - will enjoy the German hospitality - which includes breakfast, unlike Edelweiss!

Room Tip: Stay downtown! You are able to access the post but will have much more fun in town.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

We live in Italy, so Edelweiss is a solid 18 hour drive... it's worth every minute! From Italy, you climb the gentle slopes up to the Dolomites, then cross into the Alps, across some of the most beautiful, idyllic, and picturesque valleys in the world. Austria is a quick blur, and within a half hour you're pulling into the most perfect resort we've ever stayed at.

We've been here twice, and each time, the rooms were impeccable, the service was phenomenal, the food was delightful comfort food - if I try to describe any more, I'm going to run out of adjectives.

Our balcony (in each case) opened to a simple terrace, overlooking the foot of one of the Bavarian Alps. I have never seen a more restful and relaxing view from my hotel balcony. Even in early fall, snow covered the peaks surrounding us, while giving us local temperatures in the 60's-70's.

There are way too many things to list here, as far as local attractions go - everything from white-water rafting, skiing, ziplining, hiking, snowboarding, visiting medieval castles (including Castle Neuschwannstein, the original model that Walt Disney used for Cinderella's castle), touring the world famous beer gardens of Munich; anything your heart desires, either they've got a trip already planned, or they can make it happen specifically for you.

If I could give this place "6 Dots", I would. In our opinion, this is the standard-bearer against which all of our other vacations will forever be compared.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor or higher, to get a better view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Wow, thank you for this incredibly glowing review. We hope to be able to have you stay with us once again, perhaps even this winter!
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Overview: We visited Edelweiss in September for 10 days. Weather ranged from jacket weather to almost warm enough for shorts. It is important to understand that this rating is based solely on the facility. The overall experience, as well as the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area was pretty fabulous - this is a great area for a vacation!

Hotel: Room was nice. We faced the courtyard and hot tub so didn’t have a great view, but that was ok. The only negatives on the room were poor lighting (it is often overcast) and no screens on the patio doors. With no AC in the facility we needed to keep the balcony door open, but this did invite bugs. We were awoken a few times in the night due to people indulging on their balconies, but otherwise it was pretty quiet.

Amenities:
- Small video casino was a nice touch and we donated some money to MWR.
- Hot Tub was unusual but nice enough that we used it several times. The pool area is where you will understand the children complaints in some of the other reviews. It wasn’t the facilities problem; there are just some parents that don’t provide adequate supervision. Kids should not be allowed in the hot tub – they often spoiled people’s relaxation.
- Laundry, We did use the laundry room and it worked well - $2 per load for wash and dry.
- Spa. We did a couples massage which was quite lovely.
- Little Special Things: Ordered wine to be in the room upon arrival and they had it along with a Germany cork screw and glasses. Great $22 spent to give a nice touch. I also arranged to have a bottle of champagne and a cake for my anniversary dinner, but these unfortunately were not coordinated between the hotel and restaurant so that was a bit disappointing.

Dining: Restaurants in the hotel were adequate. Pay attention to which restaurants are open which days. Market station is the only one open every day.
- Market Station: We did the breakfast buffet at Market Station several times and it was pretty good. We went for dinner one night and didn’t go back - was expecting carving meats as the In-room literature says, but they had plain baked chicken. It was pretty basic “chow hall” quality food and you even got to take your trays up when complete
- Zugsby’s: Kind of like a Chili’s in the states. Good place for “bar food”. We ate there a couple evenings, burgers once, pizza once, and Wing night... none of which were spectacular, but definitely decent. One note on Thursday wing night - it was ok for us, but many people were turned off - It is bar service only with Wings and fries as the only option available.
- Pullman Place: This is their fine dining restaurant/steak house. Had a reservation there for my anniversary and steaks were excellent. Was supposed to have champagne and a cake ready, but these were not coordinated as stated above. However, I will give the manager credit as he did come up with some champagne and make a nice dessert tray for us - and he was very apologetic.

Area around the facility: There is a little Arsenal post an easy walk from the pedestrian back gate. It has a little PX, Post Office, Commissary, barber shop, etc… The beautiful downtown shopping area and numerous restaurants are within walking distance.

Transportation: We took the train to and from Munich airport. We did not rent a car, and really it wasn’t necessary, we walked - used a cab to and from the train, and took facility sponsored tours. There is a bus that runs from the pedestrian gate (Breitenau stop) to the downtown walking street (Marierplatz stop) and to the train station (Bahnof stop) – schedules available at the front desk and cost is 1.5 euro per ride.

Tours/Activities: We did a lot. It is important to understand the difference between leisure activities and tours. Leisure activities are just one of the young people from the staff driving you to a place in a van. Tours have an actual guide with a chartered bus. ($) indicate price per person cost at the time we visited. No meals are included in the price, only transportation and admission where it was required.
- Italy Tour ($57): Nice day and the tour guide Jim was excellent. I would highly recommend this for someone who has never had the opportunity to visit Italy. Sights along the way are extremely impressive.
- Horse & Carriage Ride ($20): Nice, but for $40 for less than an hour, I was expecting a private ride with the wife. This was not the case, it is more what I would call “hay ride” style with 2 bench seats. There were 8 people on the tour. That aside, it was pretty enjoyable. The driver seemed to know the age of every building in town.
- Three Country Tour ($57): The tour takes you to Switzerland, Austria and Lichtenstein. Only take this tour if it is important to you to add countries to the list of those you visited. It is a 13 hour day with about 9 on the bus. 1 hour at a rest stop in Austria (a surprisingly nice one though). 1 hour for lunch in Switzerland. 1.5 hours walking around Lichtenstein. The other .5 hour was some brief picture stops along the way. It is necessary to mention that Switzerland is ridiculously expensive. For lunch for two, we had 3 waters, 1 coffee, a cheese appetizer, a bowl of pasta and a bowl of hash browns with mushrooms and cheese (don’t know the name of the dish)… basically a light lunch that cost approximately $93 U.S.
- Partnach Gorge($17): Parking is at the 1936 Olympic Ski Stadium and then a hike up to the Gorge. You can hike over the gorge and back through it or vice versa or go straight through and come back. The latter is recommended for those who have trouble climbing. The gorge is a site to see and very much worth the cost. If you have more than a couple people you should consider taking a taxi and doing this on your own as the cost is really just transportation. The gorge itself is pretty inexpensive for admission.
- Eibsee Boat Ride ($17). Lake is nice but not too special. There wasn’t much relax time. Beautiful views when the weather is nice.
- Neuschwanstein Castle ($41). Beautiful. A cannot miss if you go to Bavaria. Be sure to go up to St Mary’s Bridge to see the view of the castle from above.
- Bavarian Brotzeit/Ettal ($30): This takes you to the small town of Ettal with the central point being the Ettal Monastery. This is a self-sufficient monastery that has its own brewery, bakery, gift shop, etc… It is beautiful and worth the trip. However, I felt this was the most overpriced of the trips. Everything there was free including admission. Other than the short van ride, the only item included in the cost was the cheese samples. If you have a car, get directions and do it on your own.

Recommendations from our most to least favorite of the tours Edelweiss offered (that we took): Neuschwanstein Castle, Italy Tour, Partnach Gorge, Bavarian Brotzeit/Ettal, Horse & Carriage Ride, Three Country Tour, Eibsee Boat Ride.

Tidbits:
- EML Leave is considered the same as R&R and both are eligible for a 40% discount for all lodging and food. Bring your leave paper.
- If you are not stationed in Germany, you need your military ID and a 2nd picture ID at all times when entering or leaving the facility.
- Hobi’s Bakery is on the main road about a kilometer from the facility. Everything is excellent!
- Retirees have no buying privileges at the commissary or PX.

Actual Complaints:
- Train directions on the website are woefully inadequate. From the terminal I arrived at, I did follow the “white S” toward the train but it left us at a track with ticket vending machines. Some nice people assisted us to the right direction and we eventually made it to Pasing (grab a map on the train). Once there we did find an information counter with someone that spoke enough English to tell us to go to Track 4 for a connection. Problem though was none of the trains said Garmisch. We got on the next one to Koch and were lucky enough to find someone who told us to get off in Tutzing where we did actually find a train that said Garmisch.
- The Gym was sorry - too small, and dated. They had only 2 ellipticals and they were both out of order.
- Base Access: Returning from tours was somewhat painful. It took in excess of 30 minutes to pass the gate. The contractor guard at the gate had to come on the bus and inspect each ID. Many of the guests are sponsored and therefore didn’t have a military ID. These folks had to show their passport and the guard had to look through multiple pages of a list to verify they were cleared. The real frustration was that 1 guy checked everything while there was 3-4 guards standing there doing nothing. Not a good way to wrap-up a long day on a bus tour.
- Breakfast Hours: 0630 is too late when the tour musters at 0645.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
Address: St.-Martin-Str. 120, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Number of rooms: 330
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 
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