Bad Tölz - close to nature
The Isar River winds its way through the idyllic little town of Bad Tölz as a shimmering turquoise ribbon. To the south rise the mighty Alps with their mostly snow-capped peaks. On the right bank of the river lies the picturesque old town with the Marktstraße, which, with its baroque, painted facades, is something like the good parlour of Bad Tölz.
It is not only on the traditional Tölz festival days that there is a lot going on here, such as the famous Tölzer Leonhardifahrt on 6 November and during the atmospheric four-week Christmas market, but all year round.
There are only a few places in Upper Bavaria that are as varied as the pre-Alpine town of Bad Tölz. Small shops, traditional Tölz costumes and arts and crafts from the region, cosy cafés, and rustic inns give the historic city centre its special flair and invite you to linger. From Kalvarienberg with the Leonhardikapelle from the early rococo period, one has a breathtaking view of the Isar valley.
However, the mild, stimulating climate of the foothills of the Alps with its "champagne air" and the natural bog deposits also contribute to the success of Bad Tölz as a climatic health resort and bog spa to this day. Already at the end of the 19th century, the city near Munich was more than just an insider secret. Celebrities of the European aristocracy, as well as artists such as Thomas Mann and Gabriel von Seidl, made the place their summer resort and hoped that the local iodine springs would cure them of all sorts of evils. The extensive and historic spa quarter on the western bank of the Isar River with its historic Kurhaus, parks, and gardens bears witness to this period.
For active people, Bad Tölz offers a complete network of cycling, hiking, and walking routes through the "Heilklimapark Tölzer Land".
Whether you are "hungry" for nature, culture, sport, or relaxation, in the Isar city with its long tourist tradition and its charming flair, everyone will find exactly what they are looking for.
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