Discover the secret of ‘white gold’
Salt production and the salt trade have played a prominent role in Bad Sassendorf for centuries. Salt production in Bad Sassendorf was first mentioned in a document written in the 12th century. However, it was only in the 19th century that saltwater began to be used for therapeutic purposes.
The salt museum in Bad Sassendorf (Westfälische Salzwelten) brings the history of salt in Bad Sassendorf to life. Find out about the origin of the saltwater in the area, how the raw material salt was used, and how the development of Bad Sassendorf was enhanced by salt production and the trade in ‘white gold’.