IN A NUTSHELL
WHAT: Garmisch, Germany.
WHERE: Bavarian Alps, German-Austrian border.
WHY: Site of the 1936 Winter Olympics and the 1978 Alpine
World Skiing Championships. Winter sports and Summer hiking.
WHEN: Any time of year, this town features outdoor
delights all year round.
HOW: Flights into Munich or Salzburg, by car or train to
IF YOU LIKE THIS... Then you should take a look at nearby
Innsbruck, another Winter
Olympic town, or Kitzbuehel,
home of the steepest slope on the World Cup Circuit.
is a wondrous alpine town the features majestic vistas and year
round outdoor sporting delights. Whatever you're looking for,
whether it's paragliding and hiking in the summer, to skiing and
snowboarding in the winter, or leisurely mountain drives and
wondrous mountain castles, this is the place for you. Many of
the outdoor events in town center around the Zugspitze, the highest
mountain in Germany.
Nearby sights include the Disney Land
Neuschwanstein Castle, Hitler's Eagle's
Nest, and Dachau Concentration Camp.
Garmisch is also the site of the US Department of the Defense
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, which is a recreational facility for
military servicemembers and their families in Europe.
This resort includes a 330 room hotel, the Hausberg Lodge ski rental
facility and ski school, and a Vacation Village and Campsite.
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
offers employment to US Citizens looking to live and work in
The hotel, the main component of the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort,
features conference centers,
American Forces Network television, three restaurants, a fitness
center, and a large outdoor jacuzzi.
The Vacation Village and Campsite features deluxe and rustic cabins
on Artillery Kaserne in Southern Garmisch, and a gravel campsite in
the Loisach River Valley. The cabins rent in seven night
Deluxe cabins sleep up to six people and include a fully equipped
kitchenette and private bathrooms, while the rustic cabins sleep
four adults, include a microwave and fridge, and access to community
bathroom facilities. Both types of cabins include televisions
with American Forces Network. The gravel campsite is located
in the Loisach River valley and features electricity plug-ins, coal
grills, and community rest room facilities. The gravel
campsites are closed from October to mid-May.
Campground office hours are Friday-Sunday, 8-10am and 3-7pm.
During the winter season, guests may check into the cabins at the
Edelweiss Lodge front desk.
There are plenty of places to eat out in Garmisch, but you don't
want to miss the Gasthof Frauendorfer in the Garmisch's twin town of
Partenkirchen. Not only is this a cozy German gasthaus which
serves up tasty beer and delicious Bavarian treats, every half hour
a pair of Bavarian kids dressed up in lederhosen comes out to do a
traditional Bavarian folk dance (imitated by Chevy Chase in
National Lampoon's European Vacation). This is one
restaurant that you do not want to miss!