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).
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