Discover Germany, Issue 92, April 2022

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Easter in Germany

SPRING AWAKENING IN BAD TÖLZ The river Isar winds beautifully like a turquoise snake with crystal clear water along the white gravel banks of Bad Tölz. A setting straight from a fairytale, one might say. No wonder then, that the spa town near Munich is a popular tourist destination. A healthy climate, natural resources of moor and the famous ‘Champagne air’ await. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE I

PHOTOS: REFERAT FÜR TOURISMUS AND KULTUR BAD TÖLZ

No matter the season, Bad Tölz is the perfect destination for tourists who love outdoor activities and stunning landscapes. The incredible location right by the idyllic river Isar features numerous paths for cycling and hiking – ideal for unwinding. “We deeply care for our nature,” Romy Brandl from the department for Tourism and Culture Bad Tölz says. “We want to protect and preserve the environment together with our guests, so that we can all continue to enjoy it.” Aside from the breathtaking landscape, Bad Tölz also convinces guests by being utterly versatile. Here, tradition meets innovation and culture. Bad Tölz offers urban historic vibes merged with incredible nature adventures. Be it a cosy city stroll or a grand mountain excursion, this place has it all. 50

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“We are situated in the foothills of the Alps and can offer both remarkable untouched nature as well as infrastructure,” Brandl adds. “In less than an hour you can reach the Zugspitze or visit the royal castles, the city of Munich or various mountains and lakes.” A special insider’s tip is the Easter market in Bad Tölz, which runs from 8th – 18th April 2022 (open daily 11am – 6pm). The historic market street will be lined with 35 market stalls selling jewellery, handmade decorations and, of course, plenty of Easter eggs – painted, artfully decorated and of any size desired. “It’ll be anything but boring at the Easter market. All visitors are encouraged to participate in the big search for the rabbit hiding in the shop windows,” Brandl explains. “For the

little ones there are a range of exciting events such as the Easter egg hunt.” The historic Marktstrasse is also often called the “most beautiful festival hall of the Oberland” and when you stroll across the lovely market on a sunny day, you will start to understand why.