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Anyone interested in sports will never be bored in Bad Tölz. Golfers have access to two 9-hole courses. Golf Club Isarwinkel (tel. 08041/7-78-77; www.gc-isarwinkel.de), on the town's northern tier, was built for U.S. military officers when there was a local military base here. Greens fees are 50€ Monday to Friday and 70€ Saturday and Sunday. On the western tier, Golfclub Bad Tölz, Strasse 124 (tel. 08041/99-94; www.golfclub-badtoelz.de), is a challenging but less prestigious course. It charges greens fees of 25€ Monday to Friday and 35€ Saturday and Sunday. Both courses are open April to October daily 9am to 6:30pm. Advance reservations are a good idea.

Alpamare, Ludwigstrasse 14 (tel. 08041/50-99-99; www.alpamare.com), is one of the most up-to-date swimming pools in the region, complete with water slides, waterfalls, kiddie pools, and saunas. Admission is 20€ to 34€, and it's open daily 10am to 9:30pm. You can also swim in the Isar, but at your own risk. There are no official sites for swimming, and the river is both cold and swift.

The clear, cold, and swift waters of the Isar are well suited for white-water canoeing, kayaking, and rafting between the months of late May and early September. If you have the time and inclination to test your riverine skills, contact Kajakschule Oberland, Ganghoferstrasse 7, 83661 Lenggries/Fall (tel. 08045/916-916; www.kajakschule-oberland.de), an outfitter that specializes in these wet and sometimes wild diversions. Most visitors opt for a 4-hour downriver ride in a rubber-sided raft, priced at around 40€ per person. It also offers longer treks that include up to 4 back-to-back days of white-water rafting at prices that begin at 300€ per person.

The nearest skiing slopes are on the Brauneck mountain. For information, contact Ski-Centrum, Berg Brauneck (tel. 08042/89-10), in the nearby hamlet of Lenggries, a 20-minute drive east of Bad Tölz. A day pass on any of the 30 lifts is 40€.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.