Bad Soden

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Bad Soden
Coat of arms of Bad Soden
Bad Soden is located in Germany
Bad Soden
Coordinates50°08′N 8°30′E / 50.13333°N 8.5°E / 50.13333; 8.5Coordinates: 50°08′N 8°30′E / 50.13333°N 8.5°E / 50.13333; 8.5
Administration
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictMain-Taunus-Kreis
Town subdivisions3 Stadtteile: Bad Soden, Neuenhain, Altenhain
MayorNorbert Altenkamp (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area12.55 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Elevation130-385 m
Population21,711 (31 December 2011)[1]
 - Density1,730 /km2 (4,481 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateMTK
Postal code65812
Area codes06196, 06174 (Altenhain)
Websitewww.bad-soden.de
 
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Bad Soden
Coat of arms of Bad Soden
Bad Soden is located in Germany
Bad Soden
Coordinates50°08′N 8°30′E / 50.13333°N 8.5°E / 50.13333; 8.5Coordinates: 50°08′N 8°30′E / 50.13333°N 8.5°E / 50.13333; 8.5
Administration
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictMain-Taunus-Kreis
Town subdivisions3 Stadtteile: Bad Soden, Neuenhain, Altenhain
MayorNorbert Altenkamp (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area12.55 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Elevation130-385 m
Population21,711 (31 December 2011)[1]
 - Density1,730 /km2 (4,481 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateMTK
Postal code65812
Area codes06196, 06174 (Altenhain)
Websitewww.bad-soden.de

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 Hundertwasser.

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

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References in Literature

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

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

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