A short trip or weekend in Hameln is always a great idea. Here you can find the 10 reasons why a visit to Hameln should be a part of your personal travel list:
Hameln is really easy to reach by car, train, bicycle and motorbike.
Nature lovers will love the Weserbergland Schaumburg-Halen nature park. A particularly varied landscape with gentle forest hills, small valleys and, again and again, small streams and rivers, invite you to enjoy a leisurely walk and explore nature.
The castles of the Weser Renaissance, such as the Hämelschenburg or Schwöbber, also make the nature park a cultural experience and a popular local recreation area in northern Germany.
Many cozy little towns worth seeing are waiting to be explored. Especially worth seeing are the medieval market place in Rinteln or the beautiful spa facilities in Bad Münder, Bad Eilsen or Bad Nenndorf and Bad Pyrmont.
The old town of Hameln is always photographed again and again and posted all over the world, for good reason. The town fortifications were probably built around the 13th century. The magnificent buildings of the Weser Renaissance still inspire visitors to the town today.
The famous Pied Piper saga goes back to the year 1284. The daily city walk with the colorfully dressed “Pied Piper” will inspire not only your children. They go on a search for clues with the “piper” and visit the old “crime scenes”. In the summer season you can enjoy the musical “Rats” on Wednesday afternoons and the Pied Piper open-air play on Sunday mornings.
Hameln is an El Dorado for cyclists. The 4-star quality cycle path, the “Weser-Radweg” runs from Hannoversch-München to Cuxhaven, on the North Sea coast. The cycle path is mainly flat and also very suitable for cyclists who enjoy cycling. But Hameln is also an ideal starting point for various day trips by bike. Try the round tour of castles and manor houses or the 3-state tour, where you visit the states of Lower Saxony, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia over a distance of almost 50 km. The most beautiful tours are described here.
Wonderful events are organized in Hameln every year. In summer, open-air plays and musicals are organized in the old town, enchanting classical concerts take place in the Schlosshotel Münchhausen and the Christmas market is visited by many people every year. There’s no better way to chime into the Christmas season.
Shopping and relaxing is especially great to do in Hameln. More than 100 specialist shops await you in the Stadtgalerie Hameln and numerous cafés, pubs and restaurants cater to the physical well-being of shopping and strolling enthusiasts. You may also want to visit the Hefehof in a listed Wilhelminian style building. There are so many things worth seeing to discover in Hameln and the surrounding area that a short trip is certainly not enough. The Hochzeitshaus (‘Wedding House’), the Museum Hameln, the Schauglasbläserei (‘Glass Blowing Museum‘) and the Pied Piper Fountain … just to name but a few.