History

The history of Bad Sooden-Allendorf has been dominated by the salt, the so-called "White Gold", ever since the eighth century. Half-timbered houses, graduation house, border museum – when you walk through the streets, the history of the spa town is visible everywhere. There were good times and bad times, just like anywhere else. Visitors can still find traces of the eventful past, even though nowadays romance, health and wellness are in the focus of a holiday in North Hesse.

The town was first mentioned in a document dating back to the the eighth century concerning a donation from Charlemagne to the Fulda monastery. This document was already related to salt springs, salt pans and the trade with salt in the region where the municipal area of Bad Sooden-Allendorf is located today. 

Thanks to the trade with the "White Gold", the citizens of Bad Sooden-Allendorf were able to build the splendid half-timbered houses that still dominate the townscape these days.

The city of Bad Sooden-Allendorf attaches great importance to preserve the magnificent old houses, as they present the most charming setting for markets, city festivals or simply for strolling through the little town.