House of the Pied Piper
The building of 1602 was home of the famous Pied Piper. The architectural style is called Weserrenaissance, a typical style of the 17th century in the region along the Weser River.
According to a legend the Pied Piper was fluting all rats out of town. The government didn't want to pay him for his work so he were fluting all kids out of town.
Today, you can watch every weekend the Pied Piper fluting all of the rats out of town. Seems the government decided better ro pay.
As Hameln is a popular daytrip destination, the city's infrastructure is equipped to cope with big numbers of visitors.
Public toilets is one of the those.
You find them at the Europa Platz.
There are some very special Hameln gifts to take home. One of them is "Rattengift", an alcoholic drink sold by a grandmother puppet at the Osterstraße.
In the same shop you can buy "Rattenscharfe" chocolat sweets.
One of the restaurants we used...
One of the restaurants we used to haunt was Pizza Roma. Nothing like pizza in the U.S. You could get a fried egg on your pizza here, as an example. And, the ever present German wine and beer of course. Great pizza. Let's go inside...
The Minster of Saint Bonifatius
It is said that Hitler used this church (as many other sacred places around the country!) to store war material and ammunitions!
How one could even think of storing horrible war material in such a beautiful place?