Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is a U.S. military vacation facility located in Garmisch, Germany. It is an absolutely gorgeous lodge with correct, upscale, friendly service. English spoken everywhere, you would have thought you were in the U.S.
I was excited about accompanying my husband, who was involved in an advisory country development training of African military officers who would be staying at the lodge.
The Edelweiss has 4 different restaurants, unfortunately most were closed during our visit. I think it has something to do with the recent military cutbacks. Except for breakfast, eating options were confined to an underground restaurant called Zuggy’s. Lord help us!
How can you get any worse than unhealthy American fast food? Well, you can always have horribly prepared American fast food. Zuggy’s is the king of dis-gus-ting! Gummy bread, cold oven fried french fries, stuff in a cup called salsa, tepid chili in a cup.
When I asked that the chili be heated in a microwave, I was informed that they didn’t have a microwave and that the chili was kept on a warmer!!!??? For how long for it to reach tepid? Boy howdy! This was truly nasty food! Such a pity because the location, rooms and service were excellent. I was embarrassed because we had visitors from other countries and I knew that these people did judge us for this garbage cuisine. We are so much better than this!
Thank God for breakfast! As we were leaving, we noticing many interesting looking restaurants in the town of Garmisch. Next time we will be there. The heck with the special meal rate and solidarity with our military! A person has got to enjoy! I won’t discuss the wine.