Welcome to Hameln! We drove a couple of hours out of Hamburg to the small town of Hameln which is right on Germany’s Fairy-tale route. It was first mentioned as a town in the 12th century and is most known for the famous medieval tale The Pied Piper of Hameln. L and I were staying in a nearby castle, Schlosshotel Münchhausen, and we spent a couple of days exploring Hameln’s tiny old town. I love day trips to these small, middle-of-nowhere towns – they’re little gems buried in this beautiful country and definitely worth a visit.