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"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.

At magical locations and places in the town centre, he'll reveal completely new and lesser-known facts connected with the seemingly familiar tale of the Pied Piper. Shed some light on his secret. Listen to his enticing flute playing. What did the little town of Hamelin really look like in the dark Middle Ages? Where did the plague of rats suddenly spring from, and the mysterious saviour, in the form of a piper, ready to rescue the town in its hour of need? What kind of a man was he? What really happened to the children?

In 2009 Hamelin will be celebrating the 725th anniversary of the legend of the Pied Piper. More than enough reason to take a closer look at the mystical and unexplained events of 1284. Not only is this guided tour an exceptional highlight for tourists, it will also transport you on a journey to the dark and strange Middle Ages, whose ghost stories still cause goosebumps today. Discover the secret face of Hamelin and let yourself be led astray.



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