"Up the Kalvarienberg" Bad Tölz Things to Do Tip by Turtleshell
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Bad Tölz's landmark is the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, an impressive twin-towerd baroque church which looms on top of Kalvarienberg, not far from Isar river and Marktstrasse.
Kalvarienberg itself is a German synonym for Golgatha, hence the 12 stations of Jesus' Passion along the way when you come from Marktstrasse and the crucifixion scene on top of the hill.
Beside the church is Leonhardikapelle. The tiny chapel is the destination of the annual Leonhardifahrt (Leonhardi pilgrimage). Leonhard, the patron saint of horses, is being honored every year on November 6 with dozens of flower-festooned horse-drawn carts, while locals in traditional Lederhosen and Dirndls (don't get too excited, you won't see me dead in this stuff) and brass bands are trying to keep pace with the carts.
On quieter days, Kalvarienberg provides a beautiful view over the town with the Alps in the background. Clearly a "must do."
Since crime rate is basically non-existent (in mid/late 2008 the last murder dated back more than 10 years) you can also feel free to enjoy a nightly view over Tölz.
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