willkommen-in-germany:Fachwerkhaus in Hameln. Hameln is located…


Fachwerkhaus in Hameln. Hameln is located on the river Weser in Niedersachsen, Northern Germany. It’s best known for the tale of “Der Rattenfänger von Hameln” (“Pied Piper” in English, but the actual translation would be “The Rat Catcher of Hameln”). Hameln started with a monastery in 851 AD. A village grew around it and it became a town by the 1100’s. The “Pied Piper” story is said to have happened in 1284 and may be based on a true event, although somewhat different from the tale. Read about the story here: