Discover the best top things to do in Hameln, Germany including Hameln Old Town, Hochzeitshaus Hameln, Museum Hameln, Hameln Marketing und Tourismus GmbH, St. Bonifatius, Pied Piper Statue, Marktkirche Sankt Nicolai, Schauglasblaserei im Pulverturm, Lasertag Hameln, Kletterwald Hameln.
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4.5 based on 382 reviews
The city center of Hameln is really nice with a lot of old houses. It's not big though, within an hour you've probably seen everything.
4.5 based on 59 reviews
This building is a historical place with too many hung bells on the top of its wall.
As my opinion building is beautiful but not like as the old town streets and alley.
If anybody is interested to balls and historical buildings, can find too many beautiful and nice structures in old town that are more cute than it.
4.5 based on 73 reviews
The museum has a range of artefacts from different times in history as well as an exhibition space which changes. We were there for a wonderful exhibition of photos and models from a Vietnamese artists interpreting the Grimm brother tales. There are a few odd bits to the main exhibition, including a large photo of a Nazi parade, which didn't make much sense. The 12 minute mechanical Pied Piper theatre is on every hour, and is an interesting take on the Pied Piper story, using models made from bits and pieces, with lighting and sounds. There is nothing about Gluckel of Hameln which was disappointing.
There are lockers for luggage, and the staff were helpful.
4.5 based on 28 reviews
This review is time sensitive. I was there today. There is an exhibit of illustrations from various Grimms fairy tales. The pictures are from the 1960s and were used in schools. They were rolled down when the story was being presented and then rolled up again. Besides the ~35 large illustrations there are also books from an even earlier time period. The focus is on the illustrations, not the books themselves. It was a wonderful private collection being displayed temporarily. Upstairs in the tourist office are movie posters for fairy tales, also from at least 50 years ago.
4.5 based on 24 reviews
I am always amazed by these old world churches. They have such amazing things inside and this one is no different. There is such a presents inside that is almost palatable. Really worth checking out.
4 based on 42 reviews
They had surrounded the statue in a big bubble with snow in to make it look like a snow globe,very effective
4 based on 20 reviews
My surname ancestors are reputed to originate from Hamelin so it was great to visit one of the truly holy sights in a place that has such meaning. When you stand next to the church you cannot help but be in awe and feel the history kifting you up. To fully appreciate the aura go and sit under the trees on the side and just take in the magnificence while sitting there quietly contemplating the wonder of it.
4.5 based on 18 reviews
While we enjoyed every little bit of Hameln, this was hands down the best part of the trip. The Schauglasblaserei is located in the Powder Tower, just five minutes walk out of the Old Town square.
We attended on a Saturday morning and asked to do the glassblowing demonstration and have a go ourselves, the price was an exceptionally reasonable 16.90 Euro.
We were worried initially that because we were the only two people there, we'd have to come back when there was a larger crowd, but it was no bother, Markus was more than happy to take us through it all with just us as his audience.
What happened then was an hour of pure wizardry. The staff could not have been more accommodating, despite our very bad German they took the time and effort to translate into English for us so we could follow the demonstration both verbally and on the handy English explanation card.
During the demonstration Markus made a glass lampshade, a Penguin and a horse, all whilst very calmly telling us the history of glass blowing and how glass is made and where the colours come from. He worked deftly and competently, but managed to be friendly and engaging even when dealing with molten glass, explaining everything he was doing so we could follow it all. He was very patient with our questions and our incessant photo taking and the demonstration passed far too quickly, I could have cheerfully sat there all day and watched him work.
After the demonstration, we were invited to make our own glass bubbles to take away with us, and Markus again took us through the steps, laughing when we made mistakes and had to start again, letting us select the colours we wanted to use and generally being brilliant. The man is a legend.
The following day, we returned to collect our bubbles and mine is now hanging happily at home.
I would advise anyone interested (and you should all be interested) to leave at least a day between making your bubble and leaving Hameln, as the bubbles need 24 hours to cool before they can be taken. There is also a beautiful gift shop, chock-full of gorgeous glass items all made in the workshop.
I would tell anyone going to Hameln to make time to take part in this. In fact, I'm tempted to lurk around the town square and start dragging them there myself so they can see how exciting it is. It's fantastic for children and adults and gives you a detailed insight into an insanely complex and beautiful art form and the chance to make a very unique souvenir of your own.
5 based on 6 reviews
4.5 based on 3 reviews
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