Bad Soden

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For Bad Soden in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis see Bad Soden-Salmünster.
Bad Soden
Coat of arms of Bad Soden
Coat of arms
Bad Soden   is located in Germany
Bad Soden
Bad Soden
Coordinates: 50°08′N 08°30′E / 50.133°N 8.500°E / 50.133; 8.500Coordinates: 50°08′N 08°30′E / 50.133°N 8.500°E / 50.133; 8.500
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Taunus-Kreis
Subdivisions 3 Stadtteile: Bad Soden, Neuenhain, Altenhain
 • Mayor Norbert Altenkamp (CDU)
 • Total 12.55 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Elevation 130-385 m (−1,133 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,556
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 65812
Dialling codes 06196, 06174 (Altenhain)
Vehicle registration MTK

Bad Soden (also: Bad Soden am Taunus) is a town and spa in the Main-Taunus-Kreis, Hesse, Germany. Population 21,412 (2005).

Residential building in Bad Soden, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.


Bad Soden is a popular residential town for commuters working in Frankfurt am Main. 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 (Sodener Pastillen), condensed from the waters, are also in great demand. Bad Soden has a large and well-appointed Kurhaus, an Evangelical and a Roman Catholic church, and a small hospital. It also has a residential building by the architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Bad Soden has two Districts: Altenhein am Taunus and Neuenhein am Taunus

Notable citizens[edit]

  • Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, worked in Bad Soden before moving to the Netherlands with his family.
  • Sabine Winter, German player of table tennis, was born in Bad Soden.
  • Thomas Kramer
  • Yannika Neukranz, well known Polo Player

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Bad Soden is twinned with:[2]


References in Literature[edit]

In Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, the Scherbatskys retire to Bad Soden to cure Kitty's illness.


  1. ^ "Die Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Partnerstädte" (in German). Bad Soden am Taunus. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Partnerstädte". Stadtgemeinde Kitzbühel (in German). Retrieved 2008-08-04. 

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.