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Bad Tölz
Bad Tölz seen from River Isar
Bad Tölz seen from River Isar
Coat of arms of Bad Tölz
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Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
Elevation
658 m (2,159 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 19,155
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
83646
Dialling codes 08041
Vehicle registration TÖL
Website www.bad-toelz.de
Bad toelz
Bad Tölz seen from the River Isar
Bad Tölz, Marienstift 2004-04
Bad Tölz

Bad Tölz is a town in Bavaria, Germany, and capital of the district of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen.

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.

Geography

Bad Tölz sits on the Isar River, 670 metres above sea level. It has an area of 30.8 km2 (11.9 sq mi)

Culture

  • 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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