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St Boniface Minster Bungelosenstraße Rattenfängerhaus Das Leisthaus Haspelmathturm/ Pulverturm Pferdemarkt Wilhelm-Busch-Haus Bürgerhus Bäckerstraße 46 Der Rattenkrug Der Redenhof Münster St. Bonifazius Hamelner Loch

St Boniface Minster

The origins of present-day Hamelin can be traced back to the minster. Around 826 the Abbey of Fulda converted the church to a monastery. Gradually, a small trading centre became established, which was then declared a “civitas” (town) for first time around 1200. Today, with a population of approximately 60,000, Hamelin is the centre of the region known as the Weserbergland.