We just returned from a 10 day vacation at Edelweiss. We read many reviews before going. We joined up with military retirees for what they call a European Escape package.
I cannot say enough good things about Inge, our guide, our bus driver, Nico, and Billy, a helper guide. We have been to many places around the world. We have also stayed at the Hale Koa several times. Edelweiss was worth the torturous plane rides. We flew into Chicago just when they had a tornado evacuation. Our flight from Chicago to Munich left very late. We almost missed our bus from Munich to Edelweiss, but we called Edelweiss from the airport, and someone at the lodge reached the bus driver and guide. They waited for us until we got through passport and custom workers. Others were routed to London, so we were lucky.
My only complaint would be the place where you get breakfast (Market Station) was just O.K. The main restaurant, and the food downstairs was really good.The manager came to tell the group goodbye. He asked for suggestions. I am confident he keeps the place running efficiently. Even if the breakfast food was not fabulous, we would go again in a heartbeat.
I read some people did not like kids running around. We went October 15 to October 25. I only saw a couple of kids, so apparently vacation time is when people bring lots of kids.
But the trips, the help, the room attendants all were great. The scenery is beyond magic. If you ever have the chance to go, you will likely love it as much as the four of us loved it. And if you do a package like we did, you will love Inge, Nico and Billy. We had a blast. Inge teaches you German words, so by the time you leave your German vocabulary will increase.
Tours were Munich, King Ludwig's smaller palace, Two separate trips to Austria (Wattens and Salzburg), Dachau, Wine Tasting in Italy, local town tours, etc. Loved everything, but felt most sad when visiting Dachau Concentration Camp. Thanks Edelweiss for a perfect vacation. Only wish the airlines could measure up to your standards. Not their fault about a tornado, but the trip home was like something that could only happen in the movies.
- 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