The Edelweiss lodge is a terrific resort that has great service and a great overall facility. The food was fairly good but seemed a little pricey but military members can cross the street and eat at the Subway restaurant or buy something at the commissary. The rooms were spacious and clean and for the price they were definitely the most modern that we have stayed in in Europe. The resort offers plenty of tours and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. The views are very nice and the resort is located within walking distance of cable-car lifts that ferry people up to hiking and sightseeing points in the Alps. Of course, the town of Garmisch is a wonderful place to visit but since there is so much to see that lies within an hour or two from the resort we felt compelled to travel a lot and were quite exhausted some days. However, Garmisch offers enough attractions within a 20 minute range to satisfy almost all travelers for weeks. The only thing that really detracted from the experience was the resort's lack of local flavor, character, and coziness. The pool, sauna area, hot tub, and most of the bottom floor areas were packed with running and screaming children which became annoying. The resort is also fairly large and thus the common areas can become a little hectic. The resort is set off a little from the local scene as it is coldly located behind the wall and security entry point of an American military base. I couldn't help noticing the warmth, charm and atmosphere of the charming local guest houses, cafes, and their beer gardens that were much better integrated into the natural settings. I checked prices around the area and some places were priced less than the Edelweiss Resort and offered quieter, more intimate bungalows. I will probably vacation in Garmisch again but I really missed the charm of staying in an authentic local hotel and will not stay in the Edelweiss Resort. Overall, I had a great time and was very impressed with the resort. However, I felt that my family and I really were isolated from real Germany and that the atmosphere was more Disney then Bavaria. Many Americans though will absolutely be delighted at the conveniences, quality, and predictable accommodations that this resort provides.
- 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