The Armed Forces Recreation Center in Europe (AFRC) is now accepting reservations for the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, the new hotel in Garmisch- Partinkirchen, Germany, that will open on Sept. 1.

The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort will feature a 330-room resort hotel that will include a conference center, three restaurants, game rooms, a gift shop, parking garage, indoor pool and wellness club. The resort also will include a nine-hole Alpine golf course, Hausberg Sport Lodge and Vacation Village Campground.

Long revered as one of the most desirable vacation towns in the Bavarian Alps and Germany’s premier winter and summer sports center, Garmisch is an idyllic location nestled at the foot of sweeping Alpine vistas. Views from most any window of the resort hotel are framed by one of the mightiest mountain ranges of the northern Alps and include Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze.

The hotel’s rugged interior design is crafted of rustic wood, stone and other natural elements. But the rugged lodge is not short on comforts. AFRC says guests will find all their vacation and conference needs provided for while they concentrate on having fun and accomplishing their business goals.

The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is the newest joint services resort hotel centrally managed by the Army’s Community and Family Support Center (CFSC). The other CFSC resort hotels are the Hale Koa in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shades of Green in Orlando, Florida, and Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, South Korea.

The new $60-million resort is the result of the consolidation of the AFRC Europe hotel facilities in Garmisch and Chiemsee. The construction has been financed with a commercial loan (no tax dollars), which is a first for the United States military.

For 58 years, the Armed Forces Recreations Center Resorts in Europe has provided vacation opportunities in the Bavarian Alps to service members, Department of Defense civilians and retirees.

For reservations at any AFRC facility, call DSN 440-25725 or CIV 08821- 72981, or visit AFRC on the Web at

Information provided by AFRC Europe.

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