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The Leisthaus

Decorated in the elaborate style of the Weser Renaissance, the Leisthaus was built in the 16th century on behalf of the wealthy corn trader Gerd Leist. The facade shows gilded gargoyles, a common architectural feature of the Middle Ages. These grotesque heads of people, animals or fantastic creatures were said to ward off evil spirits. Visitors to the Leisthaus today will discover the Hamelin museum – currently undergoing renovation.