Steve,Steve Arthur wrote: He told me that Himmler had a home on Tegernsee (Can anyone else verify this? Is this information correct about the home?)
Yes, this is correct. Himmler had a house in Gmund am Tegernsee. It still exists, and is supposed to have a bunker beneath it. Franz Xaver Schwarz and Max Amann also had homes on the Tegernsee, in St. Quirin next to Gmund.
What is happening at Bad Toelz reminds me of the same sort of thing going on on the Obersalzberg (Berchtesgaden). Up on the mountain, the Gewerbegrund company has apparently been given free rein to tear down whatever they want. They tore down the perfectly good Platterhof hotel (General Walker), and now they are building a huge modern glass and steel monstrosity on top of the highest hill on the Obersalzberg. And yet, other such sites in Germany are being protected as monuments (Denkmalschutz), and being interpreted historically. It doesn't make a lot of sense.