Bad Tölz

Coordinates: 47°45′37″N 11°33′24″E / 47.76028°N 11.55667°E / 47.76028; 11.55667
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Bad Tölz
Bad Tölz seen from River Isar
Bad Tölz seen from River Isar
Coat of arms of Bad Tölz
Location of Bad Tölz within Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district
Bad Tölz is located in Germany
Bad Tölz
Bad Tölz
Bad Tölz is located in Bavaria
Bad Tölz
Bad Tölz
Coordinates: 47°45′37″N 11°33′24″E / 47.76028°N 11.55667°E / 47.76028; 11.55667
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictBad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
Subdivisions5 Ortsteile
 • MayorJosef Janker (CSU)
 • Total30.80 km2 (11.89 sq mi)
658 m (2,159 ft)
 • Total19,186
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes08041
Vehicle registrationTÖL
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 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.[2]

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 | change source]

Bad Tölz sits on the Isar River, 670 metres (2,200 feet) above sea level. It has an area of 30.8 square kilometres (11.9 square miles)

Culture[change | change 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 | change source]

  1. Genesis Online-Datenbank des Bayerischen Landesamtes für Statistik Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)
  2. Edward Victor. Alphabetical List of Camps, Subcamps and Other Camps. %20 0f %20 camps. htm

Other websites[change | change source]

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