The Pied Piper and much more
Here are 9 reasons why a visit to Hamelin should be on your bucketlist:
- Hamelin can easily be reached by car, train, bicycle, or motorcycle.
- People who enjoy nature will fall in love with the natural surroundings of the Weserbergland. Explore magnificent landscapes: soft hills and valleys, lush green forests, small streams, and gentle rivers. You might feel like you’ve walked into a fantasy novel at some point.
- Are you ready for the complete cultural experience? A trip to our castles might be the right thing! Explore old buildings from the Weser-Renaissance (dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries). Perfect examples are “Hämelschenburg” and “Schloss Schwöbber”.
- You might enjoy taking a walk through small towns and cozy villages that seem to have stopped in the past. If you enjoy spa time, you might consider a trip to Bad Pyrmont, Bad Nenndorf, Bad Münder, or Bad Eilsen. These towns are famous for their wide range of spa facilities and baths.
- The old town of Hamelin consists of beautiful buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries (Weserrenaissance). The stunning architecture of that time is truly eye-catching and worth being photographed.
- You might have heard about the famous tale of the Pied Piper? The mysterious man who lured away small children and led them into the forest? It’s a tale based on real events from 1284. You can join the tour guides and follow them on the trail of the world-famous Pied Piper. During the summer months, you can enjoy the musical “Rats” for free in the afternoon, or you can enjoy the Pied Piper open-air play on Sunday mornings at 12 o’clock.
- You will love Hamelin if you enjoy cycling! The “Weser-Rad-Weg” is a cycle path that stretches from Hannoversch Münden all the way up to Cuxhaven on the North Sea. The track is mostly flat and therefore suitable for people who enjoy cycling as a hobby. You might want to take a tour around historic castles and manors, or you can choose the 3-State-Tour, which will lead you through three states (Lower Saxony, Hesse, and North Rhine-Westphalia). It stretches over almost 50 km.
- Hamelin is the place to be during summer. Every year, colorful open-air plays, musicals, and festivals take place all around the city. Around christmas, a magical christmas market calls for mulled wine and a stroll through the decorated city.
- Do you love shopping? Great, because Hamelin has the complete shopping experience to offer. Hamelin’s mall, the “Stadtgalerie,” has more than 100 shops. It is the perfect place for a shopping spree! Various cafés, bars, pubs, and restaurants provide the necessary rest and refreshments afterward.
A visit to Hamelin offers a well-balanced experience of history, culture, and modernity. There is a lot to discover and enjoy. Historic buildings like the “Hochzeitshaus,” the Hamelin museum, the “Schauglasbläserei,” and the Pied Piper Fountain are just a few on the list.