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jon1481
06-08-2007, 09:11
Anyone remember this enlisted soldier's water hole?

lksteve
06-08-2007, 20:00
i remember Hildegard's place up on the Brauneck...it was everyone's watering hole during ski training...bratwurst and knee benders...:D

SFS0AVN
06-09-2007, 13:11
Was Hilda's across from the Toelzer Brauerei? If so I remember it well.
I also spent many days on the front and back of the Brauneck. Great days.

jon1481
06-10-2007, 07:20
I don't remember streets but looking out the window I could see the river....30 -50 feet, maybe. There was a bridge close by that went into an area of Tolz that had many shops. I remember looking into the river and seeing good size trout. in the town of Tolz.

SFS0AVN
06-10-2007, 09:41
No, the place I was thinking about is in a different part of town. The place I was thinking about is/was across the street from the guy who made our mountain boots.
I do know where you're talking about. There was a jewelery shop down there that made the Trojan Horses.

jon1481
06-10-2007, 11:41
Helda's was on the second floor. The trojan horse shop , seems like a very faint memory..maybe..I think one of my team sgts.told me of that place. Ten cartons of cigarettes for a pair of boots ? I think this was about right, back when the mark was four to the dollar!

SFS0AVN
06-10-2007, 14:22
That's been a long time ago. The guy who made the Trojan Horses destroyed the mold back about 1960 and I don't think the shoe maker who made the boots, or the jeweler, are still alive. I think I paid about 25 D Marks for the boots. Those were some gooood boots.

jon1481
06-11-2007, 07:32
10-4................a long time ago and I'm not able to remember as much as I would like to...........just parts of the past...........

SF18C
06-11-2007, 07:51
10-4................a long time ago and I'm not able to remember as much as I would like to...........just parts of the past...........


Please take this a comment of total respect for those that blazed a trail for me to follow...please someone write a book before all the history and glory of the Tolz days are fogotten and gone! I was lucky enough to pass thru the gates of Flint Caserne back in '89 or '90n - to take a shower (this was a reward my PLT received during Platoon Confidence Training- PCT). Had I understood at the time where I was going I would have taken more time to soak in the history and significance of that wonderful place. I did have an opportunity to travel thru the Bad Tolz area in 2004, but it was painfully apparent that many things had changed since the 10th SFG days!

With any luck I will be moving back to northern Italy this fall and will again make a pilgrimage to the sacred land of Tolz!

sg1987
06-11-2007, 12:39
I was lucky enough to pass thru the gates of Flint Caserne back in '89 or '90n - to take a shower (this was a reward my PLT received during Platoon Confidence Training- PCT).


I assume the "shower" was still a fire hose; I believe in the basement of a gym if memory serves me correctly?

Harold J Bigley
11-29-2007, 06:56
The other place was located on the Säggasse just west of the mountain boot shop. It was a bit smaller and run by an older dark haired lady; right now the name escapes me. I know both places well as I spent many a night in both from 1962-1965. The jewelery shop was located on the west side of the Tölzer Bridge. Both the boot shop and the jewelry and boot shop are still there.