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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  • Market square and streets with many beautifully restored half-timbered houses that characterize the cityscape. Practically, the view from each window falls on a beautiful facade or a carved and ornate archway on the opposite side of the street. Everything seems lively and not at all museum-like.
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  • Cosy, authentic old town. There is a lot to see, the city really has charm. Good shopping and shopping opportunities. Many cafes and restaurants, so you have a wide selection. It's worth it.
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