Bad Soden (also: Bad Soden am Taunus) is a town and spa in the Main-Taunus-Kreis, Hessen, Germany. Population 21,412 (2005).
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Bad Soden is a 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 ( German: ), 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 Sodener Pastillen 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
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
since March 2004: Norbert Altenkamp
Notable people [ edit ]
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.
Michael Jung (born 1982), German equestrian
International relations [ edit ]
Twin towns – Sister cities [ edit ]
Bad Soden is
twinned with: 
Gallery [ edit ]
New park with Catholic Church
"Badehaus" - The bathhouse
The "Königsteiner Straße"
References in Literature [ edit ]
Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, the Scherbatskys retire to Bad Soden to cure Kitty's illness.
Ivan Turgenev's " Spring Torrents," Dimitry Sanin takes a trip with his future lover, Gemma, and her current fiancé to Soden, "a small town about half an hour's distance from Frankfurt".
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