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He parades through the streets of Hameln in a colourful outfit, playing a happy tune. His story is full  of mystery and does not end in happiness. Hameln’s Pied Piper is fascinating to everybody, whether young or old.

Embedded in the gentle hills of the Weser Mountains region lies Hameln (population 60,000), on both sides of the river Weser. The historic city centre with beautiful sandstone and half-timbered buildings from the 16th to 18th century, the Pied Piper openair performance and the musical “RATS”, the glass-works in the historic Pulverturm, a boat trip on the Weser – you can experience all this in Hameln. A further special on the programme is the range of offers entitled “Mystery, Magic and Temptation”. No matter if you’re a first-timer or a regular visitor – let yourself be tempted by the mysterious, legendary city of the Pied


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Worth seeing

Hamelner Weihnachtsmarkt - Christmas Market in Hameln

Christmas Market in Hameln, City of the Pied Piper

Christmas Market in Hameln: 28 November to 23 Dezember 2018

Experience one of the most beautiful and atmospheric Christmas markets in northern Germany right in the middle of the lovely historic city centre of Hameln with its lovingly renovated half-timbered houses and unique Weser Renaissance buildings. More than 60 wooden huts, richly decorated for Christmas, invite you to come for a stroll around the famous Hochzeitshaus and the Market church.


Hameln Museen-Museum Hameln

Museum Hameln

The museum right in the middle of the historical centre of Hameln is housed in the wooden-framed “Stiftsherrenhaus” and the “Leisthaus” with their Weser-Renaissance style architecture. Its exhibitions present:

  • the legend of the Pied Piper
  • the history of Hameln
  • coin-making

Further collections and exhibitions include:

  • shipping on the river Weser
  • glassware made in Lauenstein
  • pewter figures
  • military history
  • arts and crafts: pottery from Hameln

Opening hours:

Tue to Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
On Mondays by appointment


Museum Hameln
Osterstraße 8-9
31785 Hameln
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5151/202215
Fax:  + 49 (0) 5151/202815


Rattenfänger Freilichtspiel vor dem Hochzeitshaus in Hameln
13 May 2018 to 16 September 2018

Pied Piper open-air play in Hameln – Each Sunday live at noon and open air

In der Sommersaison jeden Sonntag live und open Air. Das Rattenfänger Freilichtspiel vor dem Hochzeitshaus

30 May 2018 to 16 September 2018

Pied Piper Musical Rats – live und open air each Wednesday in Summer season

The Pied Piper Musical “Rats”, a modern version of the famous Pied Piper legend, is performed each Wednesday at 16.30 pm in front of the “Hochzeitshaus”
Free entrance.

Further Information:

20 July 2018 to 22 July 2018

Wine Festival in Hameln

Lovers of wine and fine dining from near and far are once again invited to attend Hameln’s 27th wine festival at the Bürgergarten.

9 special tips:

  • Pied Piper open-air performance
  • Musical “Rats”
  • Exciting guided tours of the town
  • Hameln Glass-Works
  • Museum with mechanical Pied Piper theatre
  • Boat trips on the river Weser
  • Cycling tours along the river on the “Weserradweg”
  • Pied Piper carillon at the Hochzeitshaus
  • Christmas Market


Hameln Marketing und Tourismus GmbH
Deisterallee 1
D-31785 Hameln
Tel.: +49 (0)51 51/95 78 23
Fax: +49 (0)51 51/95 78 40