10 Things You Should Know About Hameln’s Old Town

Even if you are actually on the Weser cycle path, you should take time for the old town of Hameln.

  1. you will discover magnificent half-timbered and sandstone buildings from the 16th to 18th centuries. These were built by wealthy merchants and testify that Hameln was a prosperous town in the Middle Ages.
  2. do not miss the quiet charm of small alleys. There is almost always something special to discover even in the alleys.
  3. the historical city walk is laid out as a circular route
  4. The legend of the Pied Piper is based on an incident from 1284.
  5. the oldest church of the city is Bonifatius, today ev.- luth. community church. According to the own church founded in 802 or 812, it was destroyed by fire in 1209 and rebuilt and extended from a Romanesque basilica to a Gothic hall church in the 13th/14th century.
  6. Osterstraße 12 is the most famous house in Hameln’s old town. It is one of the most magnificent buildings of the Weser Renaissance and was built in the 1570s.
  7. The probably oldest Renaissance building was erected in 1220. It is located at Bäckerstraße 16 and today houses a restaurant, the Paulaner im Rattenkrug.
  8. you can also do the old town tour digitally. For good preparation, because nothing replaces a personal visit: to the digital walk
  9. Hameln’s old town offers an extraordinary culinary variety. From beach restaurants to beautiful cafés, historic inns to lifestyle bars or trendy pubs with a view of the Weser…
  10. only in Hameln there is the city tour with the Pied Piper, who will take you not only to an exciting old town, but also to another time. What really happened in Hamelin in 1284?

 

 

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