Monday, August 28, 2017

Dipping Our Toes in Bad Tölz

Early Tuesday morning Cousin Christian met us at out hotel in Munich
and took us out touring Bavaria. 
It is great to have your own family member as a tour guide. 

Marktstrasse, Bad Tölz

We stopped at Bad Tölz, 
which has an old town of frescoed buildings. 
Bad Tölz reinvented itself in the mid 1800s 
after the discovery of mineral springs. 
Today, Bad Tölz offers you to 'take the waters' 
and an ultra modern swimming complex. 
But that's not my thing. 
Instead we put out toes in the chilly Isar River.

The Isar River

On Friday mornings Bad Tölz hosts a large farmers' market, 
but we were there on a Wednesday  
so we just walked through the streets and ate some ice cream. 

Die Kirche am Kalvarienberg 

The guide books made me feel as though Bad Tölz 
was not to be missed, 
but I would not recommend it as such. 
Yes, it was nice, but
there are so many old quaint historic towns to visit, 
I recommend you visit the ones on your route, 
don't make a detour.  

Kaspar III 
We came home to the USA pulling down its statues. That's just craziness.
History is both good and bad, remember all of it lest you forget the good and repeat the bad. 

And Bad Tölz has very limited parking. 
We received a parking ticket when we thought we were parked legally, 
but the 'no parking' sign was out of the way and not very visible. 
Even Cousin Christian didn't see it. 

Marie-Himmelfahrt Kirche

To see more of my images from Bad Tölz, click here


Tamar SB said...

What a beautiful place!

Mersad said...

I am sure you felt the wonderful history of those regions, the castles, small towns, kings and cobblestone streets. Bavaria is amazing and I'm so happy you had a relative as a tour guide.

Mersad Donko Photography

MadSnapper said...

it is lovely as are your photos. I can see I could get my daily exercise just walking up and down those steep streets... so happy you got to visit

MadSnapper said...

I am back, went to the link and wow, they are beautiful. I like all the spires and domes and of course the arches.

A Colorful World said...

Very nice post! Loved your evaluation of this place as a nice stop if its on your route. Looks like you had a good time. Thank you for saying what you did about the statues! Things are so crazy in US right now!

Molly said...

Looks like a very beautiful place and you took some excellent images