Bad Tölz facts for kids
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|Admin. region||Upper Bavaria|
|Town subdivisions||5 Ortsteile|
|Mayor||Josef Niedermaier (Freie Wähler Gem.)|
|Area||30.80 km2 (11.89 sq mi)|
|Elevation||658 m (2159 ft)|
|Population||17,648 (31 December 2006)|
|- Density||573 /km2 (1,484 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
In 1937 a SS-Junkerschule (SS Officer Candidate School) was made at Bad Tölz which operated until the end of World War II in 1945. As well, a subcamp of the Dachau concentration camp was located in the town. It provided labour for the SS-Junkerschule and the Zentralbauleitung (Central Administration Building). The former SS-Junkerschule was the base of the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group until 1991.
Bad Tölz is known for its spas, historic medieval town, and spectacular views of the alps. On the western bank of the Isar River lies the Kurverwaltung, or modern spa, whose iodine-rich waters are known for their soothing and healing powers. Another major attraction is Stadtpfarrkirche, a church made in 1466, which is a good example of German late-Gothic architecture.
- Bad Tölz is the setting of the popular television series, Der Bulle von Tölz.
- Tölzer Knabenchor - a world-famous boys choir.
- Bad Tölz is famous for the hockey club EC Bad Tölz (also known as Tölzer Löwen)
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