Hameln is exciting! History in Hameln is not just a book with seven seals and many anecdotes. In Hameln you can feel and experience the mysterious past of this town when you walk through the streets or look at the Weser river. Traces of settlements in the Hameln area date back to the Stone Age. Village structures are said to have existed here as early as the 8th century. Many of the impressive half-timbered and sandstone buildings from the 16th century can still be admired in Hameln’s old town. Discover Hameln on your own!
Osterstraße 28 The facade of the Pied Piper House is unique and impressive. In the building you can find a restaurant, where you can see a private collection of artworks. It is considered a secret “Feierabendmuseum” (end of work day museum). The inscription on the house from 1602 reads: ANNO 1284 AM DAGE JOHANNIS ET PAULI WAR DER 26 JUNII DORCH EINEN PIPER MIT ALLERLEI FARVE BEKLEDET WORDEN CXXX KINDER VERLEDET BINNEN HAMELEN GEBON TO CALVARIE BI DEN KOPPEN VERLOREN
Osterstraße 2 Do you already know the legend of the Pied Piper? The wonderful Pied Piper figurine show is a popular carillon on the west gable of the Hochzeitshaus in Osterstraße 2 and it tells this legend in its musical way. Daily at 1.05 PM, 3.35 PM and 5.35 PM.
Osterstraße 8-9 (only 3 minutes walking from Hotel zur Börse Hameln) Here you can learn everything worth knowing about the history of the city of Hameln and its surroundings. The Hameln Museum was completely renovated a few years ago and is now really worth a visit! The focus is, of course, the famous Pied Piper saga. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM
Osterstraße 12 (only 200 m far from Hottel zur Börse) This house is one of the most important Renaissance buildings in the city. In the tail gable, in a diamond-shaped recess, there is a free-standing, plastic envious head. The entrance is flanked by two bay windows (ground-level bay windows). This house was built by councilman Jost Rike in 1576.
Hefehof Hameln Exciting for young and old: the museum of Hameln's automotive history is located on the Hefehof in Hameln and is well worth a visit. Opening hours: Fridays 3 to 6 PM, Saturdays 11 AM to 4 PM
Am Pulverturm 1 / Kastanienwall In the Hameln glassblowing workshop, visitors not only learn all there is to know about the history and technology of glassmaking, but are also allowed to blow their own souvenir out of glass. An experience for the whole family.