Welcome to Hameln!
The famous town of the Pied Piper legend is situated about 50 km south west of Hanover, the state capital of Lower Saxony in the North of the Federal Republic of Germany. As well as the German name "Hameln" the town is also known as "Hamelin" and "Hamlin" to the English speaking world.
Hameln, situated on the river Weser in the centre of the Weserbergland (Weser Hill Country), is economically important and a tourist attraction. This hilly region extends on both sides of the river Weser from its source (where the rivers Fulda and Werra meet) from the town of Hannoversch Münden down to the region of Minden.
The Pied Piper's town has about 58,000 inhabitants, about 1/3 of whom live in 13 associated boroughs.
Main attractions are Hamelin´s historic town centre with its numerous houses built in the Weser Renaissance style, the open-air-play of the Pied Piper´s legend and the musical "RATS" on the terrace of the "Hochzeitshaus".
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