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Hameln Old Town, Hameln

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Step into the story of the Pied Piper at Hameln Old Town. The famous Brothers Grimm story has its origins in Hamelin, whose historic area brings the story to life. The 16th- to 18th-century sandstone and half-timbered houses create a backdrop for street cafes, restaurants, and beer gardens. As the town's claim to fame, the figure of the Pied Piper can be found around nearly every corner--look for him on building displays, or seek out his statue. If you're lucky enough to be in town on a summer Sunday, don't miss the re-enactment of the old legend in the main square. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hameln Old Town by using our Hameln trip itinerary maker.
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  • By walking around the Old Town you simply follow the signs 'golden rats' in the floor tiles on the street. History tables tell you what the buildings meant in the Middle Ages...  more »
  • Tourist information happy to give a free map and guide in English to all the major sites. Easy to navigate around the old town and experience said sites including the thrice daily mechanised clock dem...  more »
  • Anyone familiar with the Pied Piper fable from the Grimm Brothers will enjoy a visit to Hameln. There are statues commemorating the Pied Piper and a golden rat sitting on top of the bridge to remind y...  more »