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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. Plan your Hameln Old Town visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hameln using our Hameln itinerary planner.
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  • I made a day trip by train from Hannover at a cost €23 return. The old town is a 15 minute walk from the station. It is a very pretty town but lacked atmosphere which I'm sure you would get in...  more »
  • Nice little town where you can find some statues related to the famous kids story of the Pied Piper the inner city is free from car traffic, so ideal for a short walk  more »

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