Salt and brine have determined the history of Bad Sooden-Allendorf for many centuries. Salt once used to be a rare valuable good and its production was quite difficult. It was essential to season and preserve the food. Today, however, the health benefits for muscles, joints and airways are the main field of application of the “White Gold”.
The museum provides information on the salt spring and how salt used to be produced and transported on the old salt routes. An especially valuable exhibition piece is the duplicate of the so-called salt bible by Johannes Rhenanus from the 17th century. In the outdoor part of the museum and also in many other places throughout the town, you will find further large devices of the former salt works – and, on top of that, visiting the graduation house is also good for your health.
By the way, the ″Söder Tor“ (Söder gate) once used to be the entrance to the former salt works of Bad Sooden-Allendorf. Everyone passing this gate was checked in order to prevent the smuggling of the “White Gold.”
Where to Find the Salt Museum:
Street: Im Söder Tor
Zip code/City: 37242 Bad Sooden-Allendorf
Phone: +49 56 52 25 56 - Mr Friederich (Chairman to the local geography and history club), (+49 56 52) 95 87 0 - Tourist Information
Information on Johannes Rhenanus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Rhenanus
Saturdays, Sundays and on national holidays: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
From April 1 to October 31 also open on Wednesdays