Bavarian Alps

The Stadtmuseum touches on practically all aspects of local culture and history, with a fine collection of painted armoires (the so-called Tölzer Kasten), a 2m-tall, single-stringed Nonnengeige (marine trumpet), examples of traditional glass painting and a cart used in the Leonhardifahrt.

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1. Kalvarienberg

0.31 MILES

Above the town, on Kalvarienberg, looms Bad Tölz’ landmark, the twin-towered Kalvarienbergkirche. This enormous baroque structure stands side by side with…

2. Buchheim Museum

14.85 MILES

Art fans should make a special trip to this museum on the western shore of Starnberger See, espcially if they have an interest in expressionism. The…

3. Votivkapelle

17.16 MILES

This small, neo-Romanesque chapel was built near the point where King Ludwig II mysteriously drowned in 1886. The actual spot where his body was found is…

4. Kaiserin Elisabeth Museum

18.24 MILES

This small exhibit in the grand surroundings of the former royal waiting rooms of the historic Bahnhof Possenhofen, now the S-Bahn station, focuses on…

5. Museum Starnberger See

19.17 MILES

You may have to duck your head when touring this 400-year-old farmhouse that offers a glimpse of life on the lake as it once was. It also boasts a…

6. Bavaria Filmstadt

21.21 MILES

Movie magic is the draw of the Bavaria Filmstadt, a theme park built around Bavaria Film, one of Germany's oldest studios, founded in 1919. The top…

7. Kloster Andechs

22.94 MILES

Founded in the 10th century, the gorgeous hilltop monastery of Andechs has long been a place of pilgrimage, though today more visitors come to slurp the…

8. Tierpark Hellabrunn

23.24 MILES

Some 6km south of the city centre, Tierpark Hellabrunn has 5000 furry, feathered and finned friends that rarely fail to enthral the little ones. The zoo…