Welcome to Hamelin
Hamelin (also spelled Hameln in German) is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, located on the banks of the River Weser. The town is famous for its association with the medieval folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, which tells the story of a piper who lures away the town’s children with his magical pipe after the townspeople refuse to pay him for ridding them of rats.
Hamelin is a charming town with a rich history, beautiful architecture, and picturesque cobblestone streets. Its historic center features many half-timbered buildings, including the famous Hochzeitshaus (Wedding House) where wedding ceremonies have been held for over 400 years.
In addition to the Pied Piper legend, Hamelin is known for its Christmas market, which draws visitors from all over Germany and beyond. The town is also home to several museums, including the Hamelin Museum, which showcases the town’s history and culture, and the Museum Hameln, which focuses on the life and work of Heinrich von Kleist, a renowned German writer.
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Self Guided Walking Tour of Hamelin (with Maps!)
Hameln, known as Hamelin in English-speaking countries, holds greater fame compared to many other German towns due to the renowned tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. This centuries-old legend, shrouded in mystery, revolves around the disappearance of 130 children from Hameln in 1284, as documented in historical records.