Stay in a holiday home in the spa town of Bad Soden-Salmünster
Bad Soden-Salmünster located in Hesse is a town that offers a pleasant and relaxed destination for your stay in Germany. Having been unified in the 1970’s, the town is known for the spas in Soden, rolling country hills and a curious history.
Bad Soden is of course known for its thermal spa’s which are a destination of their own, where you can relax and seek specialist treatment as well as just stay for a day. The baths were established in 1928 and grew steadily until the 1960’s, after which they became a very popular attraction. The baths are less known by non-German tourists but that gives you all the more reason to visit. The water of the area is known for its high content of salt and iron which provide them with great healing properties.
Find out about the warrior women of Salmünster
Salmünster the other part of the Town was an important exporter of Salt until the area came under the ownership of the Archbishop of Mainz and the salt works were closed, as the Archbishop already owned salt works nearby. In 1646 during the thirty years war, Salmünster was attacked by Swedish cavalry while all the men were out in the fields. The women of the city took up arms against the attackers and barricaded the city, subsequently fighting so valiantly that the enemy forces withdrew. Their actions were memorialised in a production entitled “Rotz und Wasser” in 2009 which was critically acclaimed and their story remains a proud talking point of the Town along with the Franciscan Monastery, adjacent to the parish church of St Peter and Paul. Other points of interest in the town include the petite Huttenschloss (literally hut-castle ) Bad Soden and the ruins of Castle Stolzenberg, where you can find a fantastic view over to the Rhön mountains.
The area offers many opportunities for walking as it is surrounded by large forests which open out onto lakes, making the area a delight for hikers. A trip to the tourist information centres, will provide you with mapped routes of any difficulty level and truly something for everyone. Travelling to your holiday home by car is also advisable as this will allow you to explore the region best and make a day trip up to the renowned city of Frankfurt possible. However, the town station means that it is still just as easy to take the local trains if you want to get around visit the nearby towns of Hofheim, Eppstein and Friedrichsdorf to name a few.