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"Why should someone do a vacation in Hamelin? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Hamelin, which everyone visiting Hamelin should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Hamelin that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 09/03/2014)

Hamelin is renowned for its Sage: the rats of Hamelin Fanger. Hameln is a beautiful small town with many half-timbered houses, a glass blowing, climbing park (open until Sept..
Answer provided by Astrid Cramer on 09/03/2014
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The Pied Piper (is known. The Weser. The Pied Piper games. A beautiful old town, lovingly restored, with many half-timbered houses, the river Weser, many hiking trails. Proximity to other attractions such as Castle Hämelschenburg, Bückeburg, the towns ground Werder (Lying Baron Munchausen, Rinteln and Minden with the crossed waterway (above runs the Mittelland Canal, including the Weser, very nice to sail with the ship). I hope I could help you and remain with kind regards Ingeborg Sander
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"Is Hameln good for cycling? And which bike routes can you recommend?" (posted 08/09/2014)

Yes, Hamelin is on the Weser, and the Weser Cycle Path runs through the town. This Weserradweg is one of the best cycling routes in Germany. Even in the city you can get around by bicycle. More can be found under "Weserradweg" on the Internet
Answer provided by Ludwig Zeddies on 08/10/2014
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The Weser bike trail runs straight through Hameln. The Emmer bike path is also in the area, all well marked and good to drive. From us to the Weser bith trail is about 5 km, unload the bike, and then cycle along the river Weser. Greetings, Ingeborg Sander www.weserbergland-urlaub.de
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Hamelin Overview

Hamelin (German: Hameln) is a town on the river Weser in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Hamelin-Pyrmont and has a population of 58,872 (as at 2005). Hamelin is also the gateway to the surrounding Weserbergland mountains, which can be visited by hikers and bikers.

Hamelin is a great independent city in Lower Saxony. The district town of the district Hameln-Pyrmont is located on the Weser and is especially famous for the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the traditiondating back to 1284. Hameln is located southwest of Hanover about halfway flies between Herford (Herford vacation rentals | Herford travel guide) in West and Hildesheim (Hildesheim vacation rentals | Hildesheim travel guide) in the east. The city is located in the center of the Natural Park Weserbergland Schaumburg-Hameln and each of parts of the Weserbergland in the west or leash mountain surrounded in the east. Hamelin is a section of the upper Weser flows into the urban area in the Hamel (from East) and the Humme (west) entrance.

Things to See in Hamelin

Hameln gained worldwide recognition through the soon to be in 1284 made the statement "Chen Hämel children" from which later the Rattenfängersage developed. The dating of this year goes back to the late Middle Ages, the oldest report thereon dated from the period between 1430 and 1450. Even today, describes itself as the city officially Pied Piper of Hameln town.

Theater Hameln (formerly Weserbergland-Festhalle) offers about 700 visitors a wide range of repertoire. Over 150 concerts, musicals, operas, comedies, to the cabaret and the Children and Young People.

Hamelin is on the main roads into an almost closed historic city with a large number of splendid half-timbered - and stone houses, many of them from the Renaissance. Representative heart of Old Town, the Easter Road and the horse market.

Pin Mansion from 1558, to the truss of figure consoles jewelry. One of the few buildings not complying with the gable to the road show, but traufseitig stand.

Pied Piper house with richly decorated Renaissance gables of 1603, well organized facade with bay

Wedding House, monumental feast and celebration of the town house, in the style of the Weser Renaissance built 1610-17; Rattenfänger art and chimes with a circulation figure around 13:00 to 17:30 on the clock Rattenfänger-Weser and song

Cathedral Church of St. Boniface (Protestant), gothic church with octagonal Vierungsturm and Romanesque crypt, 1870-75 after appropriate use of foreign restored

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More about the History of Hamelin

Hamelin started with a monastery, which was founded as early as 851 AD. A village grew in the neighbourhood and had become a town by the 12th century. The incident with the Pied Piper is said to have happened in 1284 and may be based on a true event, although somewhat different from the tale. In the 15th and 16th centuries Hamelin was a minor member of the Hanseatic League. During the Second World War, Hamelin prison was used for detention of political prisoners, Social Democrats, Communists and political prisoners. Around 200 died here; more died afterwards, when the Nazis sent the prisoners for death walks in April 1945 fearing the Allied advance. Just after the War, Hamelin prison was used by the British Occupation Forces for the detention of German war criminals. More than 200 of them were hanged there including Irma Grese and Josef Kramer. It has since been turned into a hotel).

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Hamelin (German: Hameln) is a town on the river Weser in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Hamelin-Pyrmont and has a population of 58,872 (as at 2005). Hamelin is also the gateway to the surrounding Weserbergland mountains, which can be visited by hikers and bikers.

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