5 Fairy-Tale Things to Do & See in Hamelin, Germany

Germany, Hamelin Guide (B): 5 Fairy-Tale Things to Do & See in Hamelin, Germany

Hamelin, Germany is a fairy-tale town located in Lower Saxony. Hamelin is home to the Pied Piper fairy-tale - a deep and dark tale that began in the 12th Century. Some say it's true, some say it's a tale. Regardless of what you think, you can enjoy some of the most magical fairy-tale moments while meandering throughout this town that has celebrated 725 years of this historic legend.

Enjoy the fresh air and a half-liter latte at the Museum Cafe. Depending on the weather, I suggest sitting outdoors to admire the 14th and 15th Century facades. Whether you desire a hearty meal, a Pizza or just a slice of cake, you can find everything your palate craves while enjoying the best seat in town. 

The Glockenspiel tells the story of the Pied Piper. What looks like a cute story is in fact the replication of the dark piper tale. When the bells ring the piper appears leading a pack of rats. Once the next set of bells rings, a "darker" looking piper appears leading all of the children out of the town, except for two, a blind and a "lame" child. Everyday the bells ring at a specific time: 1:05pm, 3:35pm and 5:35pm. The bells also ring at 9:35am (Pied Piper song) and at 11:35am (West River Song). The glockenspiel is on the gable of the Hochzeithaus on the west side of the building.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sights Map

Guide Name: 5 Fairy-Tale Things to Do & See in Hamelin, Germany
Guide Location: Germany » Hamelin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Museum Cafe   Glockenspiel   Hamelin Museum   Pied Piper Statue  
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on author's website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/5-fairy-tale-things-to-do-see-in-hamelin-germany