Only a few places in the world manage to have just about anything and everything a visitor could ever ask for; and Bad Soden-Salmünster is one such place. A wonderful health resort town with art, history, and culture all wrapped up, neat and tidy.
You’ll know this isn’t your typical health spa town when you see the Dead Sea Salt Grotto. Tons of Dead Sea salt have been brought over from Jordan (the salt is known for its curative properties) and enhanced with special lighting and mood music.
The Dead Sea Grotto isn’t the only place to go to restore your senses, as there’s also the Therma Sol Spessart Hot Springs. You can relax and play in a few different mineral filled pools with fountains, a water “couch,” and even a wave pool.
For others, a round on the 18 hole golf course in the Alsberg neighborhood can be just as therapeutic.
Before you go off relaxing your mind, here’s your chance to expand it. Bad Soden-Salmünster is just filled with a few historic churches, such as the Baroque style Saints Peter and Paul. This church is also the location of a very popular Passion Play held every few years that attracts thousands from all around.
Another famous Baroque building is Bad Soden-Salmünster’s City Hall. What makes it unique is that it’s the only Baroque framework city hall in all of Hesse.
That’s not all that’s here, you’ll also find the 16th century Schloss Hausen that’s now a Christian Youth Village; and Burgruine Stolzenberg that was built in the mid 13th century. It’s too bad that no one has lived there since the 18th century.
What’s a castle without a fairytale? The Theater Ensemble Feel-X is an amateur theater group performing everything from the classic fairytale to comedies for your enjoyment.
Nowhere else but in Bad Soden-Salmünster will you start off your trip thinking, “Once Upon A Time . . .” ;-)