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Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

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.

For 60 Years, the Armed Forces Recreation Centers in Europe have supported the European Command with Rest and Recreation locations for U.S. Service Members and their families in the Beautiful Bavarian Alps. Established in the winter of 1945-46 as an R&R center for the U.S. Occupation Forces, AFRC immediately initiated programs to enhance the morale of the war weary soldiers. In the spring of 2000, the US Army senior leadership and congress approved plans to consolidate AFRC-Europe and construct a modern resort hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort will continue the long AFRC Europe tradition of providing recreation, sports, tours and lodging for our overseas American Service Members and their families.

Guided Tours:

  • Herrenchiemsee Castle
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Linderhof Palace
  • Munich
  • Dachau WWII Concentration Camp
  • Berchtesgaden and The Eagle's Nest
  • Three Country Tour (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria)
  • Vipiteno, Italy
  • Innsbruck, Austria
  • Horse and Carriage Rides
  • Oktoberfest

Recreation Programs:

  • Alpental Golf Course - Golf Instruction Weeks
  • Ski and Snowboard Instruction
  • Mountain Biking
  • Guided Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Canyoning
  • Paragliding
  • Just For Kids, Kids Night Out
  • Equipment Rental

THE POiNT Wellness Club:

  • Men and Women Locker Rooms
  • Wet and Dry Saunas
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapy
  • Snack and Juice Bar

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