Residential building in Bad Soden, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser
|Subdivisions||3 Stadtteile: Bad Soden, Neuenhain, Altenhain|
|• Mayor||Frank Blasch (CDU)|
|• Total||12.55 km2 (4.85 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||385 m (1,263 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||130 m (430 ft)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Dialling codes||06196, 06174 (Altenhain)|
Bad Soden (German: [baːt ˈzoːdn̩] (listen); also: Bad Soden am Taunus) is a town and spa in the Main-Taunus-Kreis, Hessen, Germany. It had a population of 22,563 as of 2017[update], up from 21,412 in 2005.
Bad Soden is a residential town for commuters working in Frankfurt am Main and other surrounding cities. It is known for its various springs, which contain carbonic acid gas and various iron oxides. The waters are used both internally and externally, and are widely exported. Soden lozenges (German: Sodener Pastillen), condensed from the waters, are also in great demand. Bad Soden has a well-appointed Kurhaus, an Evangelical and a Roman Catholic church, and a hospital. It also has a residential building by the architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Bad Soden has two Districts: Altenhein am Taunus and Neuenhein am Taunus.
Mayors from 1893:
- 1893–1912: Georg Busz
- 1912–1920: Friedrich Höh
- 1920–1923: Niederschulte
- 1925–1937: Alfred Benninghoven
- 1937–1939: Jakob Rittgen
- 1939–1945: Karl Bohle
- 1945–1948: Kuno Mayer
- 1948–1957: Gilbert Just
- 1957–1967: August Karl Wallis
- 1967–1973: Helmuth Schwinge
- 1973–1977: Hans-Helmut Kämmerer
- 1977–1985: Volker Hodann
- 1985–1986: Hans Jörg Röhrich (official by the government)
- 1986–1992: Berthold R. Gall
- 1992–2004: Kurt E. Bender
- 2004–2018: Norbert Altenkamp
- 2018–present: Frank Blasch
- Christian Seybold (1695–1768), artist of the era of Baroque; was baptized in Neuenhain (Taunus), lived until 1715 in Soden
- Georg Thilenius (1868–1937), ethnologist and anthropologist
- Peter Lang (1878–1954), member of the parliament of the People's State of Hesse in the Weimar Republic
- Otto Frank, (1889–1980), father of Anne Frank, worked in Bad Soden before moving to the Netherlands with his family.
- Elvira Bach (born 1951), German artist and painter, she was born in Neuenhain (Taunus) and lives in Berlin since 1970
- Sabine Winter (born 1992), German table tennis player, was born in Bad Soden.
- Edward Wunderly, physician and Milwaukee, Wisconsin politician, was from Bad Soden.
Twin towns – sister cities
- Rueil-Malmaison, France (1975)
- Kitzbühel, Austria (1984)
- Františkovy Lázně, Czech Republic (1992)
- Yōrō, Japan (2004)
- Franklin, United States (2016)
References in Literature
- "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2019". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2020.
- Joachim Kromer: Bad Soden am Taunus Bestehen aus der Geschichte. Verlag Waldemar Kramer, Frankfurt am Main 1990.
- "Die fünf Partnerstädte von Bad Soden am Taunus". bad-soden.de (in German). Bad Soden am Taunus. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Soden". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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- Internetauftritt der Stadt Bad Soden am Taunus
- There is literature about Bad Soden in the Hessian Bibliography
- Literature by and about Bad Soden in the German National Library catalogue
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