Bad Tölz's landmark is the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, an impressive twin-towerd baroque church which looms on top of Kalvarienberg, not far from Isar river and Marktstrasse.Kalvarienberg itself is a German synonym for Golgatha, hence the 12 stations of Jesus' Passion along the way when you come from Marktstrasse and the crucifixion scene on top of the...more
What Marktstrasse is to Tölz's old town, Ludwigstrasse is for to spa center. A near-feudal promenade with few shops, but mostly hotels, spa houses and of course a park. Sometimes a brass band plays live at said park, but I'm not sure if their music contributes to a speedy recovery.more
Marktstrasse is Tölz's main shopping street and a pedestrian area in the heart of the old town. The most elaborate Lüftl-paintings can be seen here, especially at the Marienstift, the big complex at river Isar.The madonna figure you can see in the photo had formerly been an imperial eagle with a swastika. It was then placed at the Isar bridge that...more
This is a fan of Wilhelminian style residential buildings writing. Buildings you can see in Vienna, Paris or Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg area. So you may excuse me when I don't really embrace Lüftl-paintings.Lüftl-paintings are a form of facade shaping with a tradition that goes as far back to antiquity, when paintings should give the illusion of...more
Water attracts me, and the Isar river is no exception, quite to the contrary. If it had stayed dry for a couple of days, the river is translucent turquoise and shallow, with gravel banks sticking out, but still has a notable current.After going down Marktstrasse, you'll find yourself at the river. So which direction to take?My suggestion would be,...more
We stayed here for one night so that we could see the Tölzer Leonhardifahrt the next day. The room...more
Kyreinstrasse 13, Bad Tolz, Bavaria, 83646, Germany
Good for: Couples
Buchener Strasse 26, Bad Tolz, Bavaria, 83646, Germany
Good for: Couples
Coming from northern Germany, and having spent many years in Berlin, I can't do much with Bavarian "Gemütlichkeit", checked table-cloths, ornated chairs, chopped off deer heads on the wall, and all that.So I'm happy there are a couple of restaurants in this ueber-Bavarian town one could find in Berlin, too: Sober, modern and with a menu that isn't...more
Kaffee Garten is a coffeehouse situated at a corner between Schützenstrasse and Ludwigstrasse. This makes Kaffee Garten easy to find, but at the same time a bit noisy. This and the notoriously slightly annoyed service explain, why I didn't award Kaffee Garten five points.The Strudel and Germknödel they serve, however, deserve praise. Strudel...more
We stopped here for lunch and the food was great but I can't remember what I ate (my guess would be little bratwurst and German potatoe salad )What I do remember is that this was the first time I tried Dark German Beer. Did not like it. I am not a beer drinker, but I did enjoy all the regular lighter beers.more
Bayerische Oberlandbahn (BOB) provides an hourly train service from downtown Munich (i.e. Central Station / "Hauptbahnhof" or "Donnersberger Brücke") to Bad Tölz.
There are two or three things you should note if you prefer coming by train:
a) Bad Tölz is served from Munich by a 3-fold traction. Only the middle traction unit goes to Bad Tölz! Please make sure the destination displayed above the door reads "Lenggries".
There are posters displayed at most stations that indicate the correct order of traction units to make boarding the proper unit a bit easier. The train leaves from a "Flügelbahnhof", a "wing station" outside and right hand side of the main building.
b) You need to purchase your ticket(s) before entering the train. There are ticket vending machines at the platforms, but you can also buy a ticket at DB's ticket counters.
c) Tickets need to be validated prior to boarding (same as in Munich).
For prices best check BOB's website. In general, I recommend choosing a day-pass for either 5 people (actually five adults and one dog; 2 children under age 14 count as one adult) or 1 person (23 or 15 Euro respectively) or DB's Bayernticket (Bavaria Ticket). Both tickets are valid on Munichs public transport. BOB's day pass,however, is only valid within Munich's inner tariff zone.
Note that the Bayernticket and the aforementioned day-passes are valid before 9:00am only on weekends and on holidays.
You could use your Bayernticket to take the bus to downtown Bad Toelz as well. There should be a bus waiting. If not, go down Bahnhofstraße and turn right at the crossroads. Turn left again in front of the church. This road will take you to Marktstrasse, the center of the old-town (takes 15 minutes by foot).
Alternative way back to Munich:
Bad Toelz's station is a bit outside, and the BOB serves Munich only hourly.
Alternatively, you could take the bus to Wolfratshausen and take the S-Bahn there to Munich. You probably won't save time but this alternative comes with the bonus, that the first part of the trip is quite nice.
Go down Marktstrasse. Standing at the bridge crossing river Isar, you'll see ZOB, the central omnibus station, to you left. Take bus 379 to Wolfratshausen (terminus), your Bayernticket will of course be valid. The first part from Bad Tölz to Königsdorf is really nice (the remaining and bigger part is boring, I have to admit).
This is a souvenir and cigar shop. I don't quite remember the name but if you go to the Bad Tölz tourism center, look across the street and you will see it. The German standards such as beer steins, wine glasses, hand bags.. check out this shop's cigars too! We brought home a couple Cubans to share with friends. :)more
I love to do crafts and have done many mediums. When visiting Germany I fell in love with Tole Painting and had to learn to try my hand at it when I came back home. This is one of my creations for Christmas. I also like to collect angels so this fit in just perfectly.
Luggage and bags:
Travel to Europe is getting more and more restricted. Be sure to leave room in your luggage for all the goodies you want to bring home!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are traveling there during the winter, be sure to bring a warm jacket, gloves, a scarf and a hat. The weather was below freezing the entire time we were there during December and there were many a morning when we were walking to the Backerei for pretzels and buns that my hair froze even if it was still a little damp.
Miscellaneous: Don't worry about packing shampoos, soaps, stuff like that. Germans have wonderful toiletries that you can just buy at the store that are much better than you can find in the States. Save the luggage space for better things!
Behind Pestkapelle, you'll see a street which takes you to the small village of Wackersberg (situated to your left). It's now about 1.5 hours later, and you are halfway "through" it. If you need a drink, a meal, or a bathroom: There's a restaurant in Dorfstraße. You really won't miss Dorfstraße, basically the only street In Wackersberg.To go back...more
This lengthy (~12km / 7 miles) walk is possibly the most diverse and beautiful walk I have to offer. It takes you from Bad Tölz to Pestkapelle and Wackersberg (a small village) and takes you back to Bad Tölz along river Isar. It's pretty simple, and comfortable. Actually, it goes uphill only once or twice. The worst that could happen to you are...more
One of the things we did alot was go to the Kaserne. It no longer exists. I t has been closed for some time now. Back then, during my visit it was my closest connection to the USA where I could go and get something american....magazine, food. It was along walk from my friends house to the Kaserne but we had fun. I kept this as a souvenier.more
This is my favorite town in Germany. Not only is it beautiful, it is so historical. When I lived in Munich I would often go there and to the next little town "Langries" and take a ski lift up to the top of the Mt. If you are into cemetery's, there are some really old, beautiful ones in the area. The Kaserne in Bad Tolz was the school of SS...more
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