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Anniversary specials

In 2009 Hamelin will be celebrating "725 years of the Pied Piper" and in its anniversary year will be presenting a slightly different face to the world – not kind and colourful, but mystical, magical and secretive. Special complementary anniversary products and offers will be available.

Dunkle Töne im Jubiläumsjahr

"The Dark Side of the Piper" - die offizielle Musik zum Rattenfängerjubiläum. Komponiert von den Hamelner Künstlern Cord Wilhelm Kiel und Ralph Maten sowie dem Gitarristen Torsten Brednow (v.r.n.l.), begleitet das Stück das Jubiläumsjahr mit mystisch-magischen Klängen.

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The Dark Side of the Piper

Die Jubiläumsmusik "The Dark Side of the Piper" ist ab sofort auf CD in der Tourist-Information der Hameln Marketing und Tourismus GmbH in der Deisterallee 1 in Hameln für 5 € erhältlich. Hier geht es weiter zum kostenfreien Download der Codec für die optimale Wiedergabe der zusätzlichen Musikvideos auf dieser CD. >>> more

Magical souvenirs

During the anniversary year different articles featuring the typical anniversary design and extraordinary products are on offer by the Hamelin Marketing und Tourismus GmbH at the souvenir shop located in the tourist office, Deisterallee 1, Hamelin. >>> more

"Der verführte Verführer" ("The tempter lead astray") - a one-man play in the streets of Hamelin.

Who is the shady character who suddenly appears beside you and what dark secret is he hiding? Is he truly the "real" Pied Piper or just your run-of-the-mill madman? At any rate he will be taking visitors to the town on a very unusual guided tour. >>> more

"Hamelin Halbdunkel" anniversary beer

Brewing family Röhr has created a celebratory beer for the Pied Piper anniversary – "Hamelin Haldunkel". This amber beer is brewed according to old, traditional methods and will be available on draught from selected Hamelin restaurants, and retailed in flip-top bottles. >>> more

"The Magic Room"

Henceforth a special overnight accommodation option is available to visitors to Hamelin. In selected hotels your room key opens the door to a "magic room". >>> more

Das Rattenfängerjubiläum im Comic MOSAIK

MOSAIK - der auflagenstärkste deutsche Comic - hat sein Maiheft ganz den Ratten von Hameln gewidmet. Damit kommt pünktlich zum Jubiläum 725 Jahre Rattenfänger endlich die Wahrheit auf den Tisch und da beißt die Maus - Verzeihung die Ratte! - keinen Faden ab. >>> more

Fair-trade enjoyment: "Pied Piper coffee"

The quality of Bolivian fair-trade coffee made from class 1 upland arabica beans wins through. >>> more

"Henker, Hexen und Halunken" ("Executioners, witches and rogues")

Discover Hamelin in a new, medieval light. >>> more

Anniversary design on tour

A public transport bus, which could give the creeps to joy-riders, has been on the roads in and around Hamelin since February.

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