Get to Hamelin via Hanover main station which is connected well to the ICE network and hence reachable perfectly from all over Germany. At Hanover take the urban railway ('S-Bahn') S5 to Hamelin, then take the bus no. 3, heading to "Klein Berkel Schultheißenstraße" and exit at "Bürgergarten".
Motorway A7, at exit no. 80 'Dreieck Kassel-Süd' change to A44 heading to Dortmund/Paderborn/Kreuz KS-West. Take the exit no. 65 'Warburg' and go ahead in 'Brakel/Höxter/Beverungen' direction. In Hamelin follow the signposts to the city center/Tourist Info.
At the railway station of Hamelin take the bus no. 3 heading to "Klein Berkel Schultheißenstraße" and exit at the "Bürgergarten" stop. From here it's less than 100 meters to walk.
From Hannover airport get to Hamelin directly by using the urban railway ('S-Bahn') S5 to Hamelin. Here take the bus no. 3, heading to 'Klein Berkel Schultheißenstraße' and exit at the 'Bürgergarten' stop. From there it's less than 100 meters to walk.
Hamelin (Hameln) is called the "Pied Piper Town" (according to the legend by the Brothers Grimm). The legend is known throughout the world and has been translated into over 30 languages.
The Pied Piper (the German name is Rattenfänger, first appeared in 1284) is the landmark of the town of Hamelin (Hameln) and everywhere present in the city. Hamelin is located in the midst of the Weser Hills area, directly at the shores of the Weser river. However reducing it to the Pied Piper myth wouldn't come up to the city. The historic city center of Hamelin is one of the most beautiful ones of entire Germany! There are so beautiful half-timbered houses, but houses built of stone as well - most of them are from the Renaissance era.
Special attention should be paid to the Stiftsherrenhaus from 1558 with a huge number of figures upon the facade or the Leisthaus from 1585-1589 with beautiful embossments in Renaissance style.
The Rattenfängerhaus (Pied Piper House) with Renaissance pediment and many decorations or the Hochzeitshaus (Wedding House) with a carillon playing several times a day are other interesting buildings. Furthermore, the relicts of the former city fortification as well as the last Weser Mill in imperial style from the 19th century. Many narrow alleyways are dominating the city center, and it's always a pleasure to take a walk here.
Due to its location directly at the water Hamelin was always an important point of intersection. Even today Hamelin is the perfect initial point for beautiful strolls, walk- and bike tours or trips by riverboat.
Escape Address: Tourist-Information, Deisterallee 1, 31785 Hameln, Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany
The Weser Hills are a paradise for hikers. Besides the "Weserbergland-Weg" (Weser Hills track) with almost 300 km or the "Ith-Hils-Weg" (a circle track with 80 km) there are hundreds of hiking tracks. Amongst others there are a couple of issue-focused tracks such as "Fairy Tale Routes", "Legends and Myths" or the "Digger's track".
The "Hufeland-Therme" in Bad Pyrmont (just 25 km away from Hamelin) is a perfect place for recreation and relaxation. There's a couple of basins for swimming as well as fun in the water, jacuzzis etc. Besides this the wellness area with 10 saunas and steam baths, and lots of special offers like massages, princess bath or saline grotto complete the perfect day.
During the "season" - usually between early April and Mid October - the fleet of Weser ships is starting several times a day for different tours on the Weser River. Discover the Weser Hills area from a very special point of view: the river. The tours last between one hour and nearly an entire day. If you like, take a cup of coffee or tea as well as a piece of cake during the tour directly on the ship, while enjoying the amazing environment.