Famed throughout the world for its connection with the legend of the Pied Piper, the town of Hamelin is a riverside gem that bristles with picturesque charm and traditional beauty. Within the evocative maze of the historical heart, half-timbered houses and renaissance churches radiate an ambience reminiscent of the prosperous past. The surrounding hills impose a natural sense of tranquillity onto the town, offering visitors a restorative respite amongst alluring attractions.
Wander through the Old Town on a trail inspired by the legendary story of the Pied Piper; thousands of golden rates are embedded in the winding cobbles of the area, the succession of which takes wanderers on a journey through labyrinthine lanes and ambient plazas past the buttery sandstone and gabled facades of historical houses. The town offers history enthusiasts guided tours which bring Hamelin’s cultural inheritance to life; local legends, ancient myths and gruesome tales are all revealed on this worthy excursion.
Housed in a traditional tiered house reminiscent of a richly decorated wedding cake, the Hamelin Museum, a colourful journey into the town’s past. Incredible artefacts speak eloquently of the regions past; enjoy everything from early modern religious statues and medieval tapestries to excavated Roman artefacts and modern Pied Piper memorabilia.
Housed within the regal Mercure Hotel, the Safran Restaurant respects the region’s rich culinary heritage by serving local specialities prepared using the bounteous produce of the area. Elegant décor compliments a traditional menu that features an innovative flair due to interesting international influences. For a fitting conclusion to your dynamic dining experience, visit the Alt Hameln Alehouse in the same building for a traditional taste of the town’s most popular beverage.(164er Ring 331785 HAMELN, Germany)