Bad Tölz

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Bad Tölz
Coat of arms of Bad Tölz
Bad Tölz is located in Germany
Bad Tölz
Coordinates 47°45′37″N 11°33′24″E / 47.76028°N 11.55667°E / 47.76028; 11.55667
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
Town subdivisions 5 Ortsteile
Mayor Josef Niedermaier (Freie Wähler Gem.)
Basic statistics
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)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate TÖL
Postal code 83646
Area code 08041
Website www.bad-toelz.de
Bad Tölz seen from the River Isar
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.[1]

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[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

  • 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)

References[change | edit source]

  1. Edward Victor. Alphabetical List of Camps, Subcamps and Other Camps. wwww.edwardvictor.com/Holocaust/List %20 0f %20 camps. htm

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