It is that time of year when the Pied Piper steps back to let Santa enchant the visitors. The Hamelin Christmas Market is one of the most charming and atmospheric in Northern Germany.
A guided tour through the decorated Old Town and the Christmas Market start you on your advent adventure. Find out about the town and the folkways of Hamelin at Christmastime.
Warm up with a tour of the Hamelin Museum. Not only are all the facets of the Pied Piper Tale to be seen but the entire history of Hamelin from the grey of antiquity to the day before yesterday. Be sure to see the mechanical Piper Theatre room upon your visit.
Or warm up at the Glassblowers. Watch the master craftsman pull liquid stone from the glass furnace and form it to works of art. Certainly the hottest show in Hamelin.
In typical North German manner, dinner is hearty fare: Kale (lovingly called the Palm Tree of the North) with plenty of "fixings".