White sausage, schnitzel, roast pork and pork knuckle, with meatballs as a side dish: these are often the first dishes that come to mind when you think of typical Bavarian cuisine. A cliché with some justification. If you are vegan or vegetarian in this country, you can only choose between salad or Kasspatzen on the menus of most taverns depending on orientation and then no cheese. But Bad Tölz, that picturesque spa town that can look back on more than 170 years of health history, is fighting against the cliché and has been brushing against eating habits and expectations in Upper Bavaria for more than ten years. With a campaign lasting several weeks in spring and autumn, which focuses on plant nutrition and takes it to inns. This vegan break is called “Tölzer Veg” and will take place this year from April 24 to May 22 in the spa town.
It can still be the schnitzel, but it doesn’t always have to be: for those interested in vegan nutrition and/or nature-conscious and sustainable lifestyle, there is an extensive program on the topics of (vegan) nutrition, exercise and relaxation throughout the town. This includes, among other things, cooking events, relaxation offers, information events, nature adventure tours, workshops and daily sports and wellness opportunities. Also new this year are events on nature awareness and sustainability. Various restaurants and cafes are expanding or supplementing their range of dishes with a selection of vegan dishes during this time.
Many have already tried alternatives to meat or purely plant-based nutrition or are increasingly implementing them in everyday life. And most of them have also made sustainable behavior more important. How this can be implemented without major compromises in taste or standard of living can be found in the “Tölzer Veg” range. For example, at the vitality center’s grand open-air kickoff party on Sunday, April 24, at 4 pm Here you can meet like-minded people, sample samples as you wander, and learn about workshops. According to the announcement, the highlights are a vegan barbecue and an evening of outdoor cinema to end the day in a relaxed way. In the cooking course on Thursday April 28, for example, you can learn that fast and healthy cooking does not have to be a contradiction in terms of vegan delicacies for the office, for example, and at the same time that plastic waste can easily avoided when cooking. The art of fermentation is also offered as a workshop, as well as the successful search for tasty herbs from nature. Vegan professional athletes Marie and Markus Hörmann bring clarity to the nutritional jungle with their lectures and reveal their tips for strengthening your mind and losing weight. And anyone who has always wanted to know which herbs and spices are good for the body and soul is in the right place at the spice sommelier. Exercise offers such as forest bathing and yoga on the Isar complete the program.
The offer is of course aimed at everyone who lives in Bad Tölz and the region, is curious about new experiences (flavors) or simply wants to start the sunny season with better health and less weight. But the “Tölzer Veg” also wants to attract people from outside the region. That’s why there are accommodation offers at the right time, including vegan breakfast of course. A one-week stay in Bad Tölz is now available from 129 euros. According to the city of Bad Tölz, many health insurance companies also provide subsidies for stay and participation in health programs.
More information about the program is available at www.bad-toelz.de/toelzerveg