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Hameln is a town on the river Weser in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Hamelin Pyrmont and according to the 2006 census has a population of 58.696 residents. Hameln is also the gateway to the surrounding Weserbergland mountains, which are popular with hikers and bikers. The town is famous for the folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hameln, a medieval story that tells of a tragedy that befell the town in the thirteenth century. Although Hameln has a fine medieval old town with some remarkable buildings, the main attraction is the tale of Pied Piper. In the summer every Sunday, the tale is performed by actors in the centre of Hameln.
Top Attractions Within Hameln
Hameln Old Town is the perfect place to spend a day out. The Old Town is a simple, beautiful place, rich of history, with a lot of lovely cafes, where you can enjoy a meal and watch people as they go by. There are also small shops, where you can buy a variety of different self made liqueurs, which you can also taste as well. There are also many souvenir shops, where you can buy all sorts of knick knacks.
The St. Boniface Cathedral in Hameln was built in the 9th century and is one of the most beautiful landmarks of the city. Unfortunately, in the 13th century the cathedral was destroyed, but tourists can still see the remaining Gothic tabernacle, the Madonna. There is also the bronze bell of the cathedral that dates back to the 15th century. The interior is impressive by its size, only the nave is 55 feet long. Tourists can choose to have a guided tour of the cathedral.
MarktKirche is another wonderful church in Hameln. The cathedral is beautiful both on the inside and on the outside. Inside, behind the altar there are beautiful stained glass windows, with coloured mosaic. The big crucifix on the altar is also very impressive and one of the oldest in town, dating back to the 15th century.