Pied Piper House

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One of the most famous buildings of the Weser Renaissance is the Pied Piper House.

One of the most famous buildings of the Weser Renaissance is the Pied Piper House built in 1602. It bears his name (since around 1900) due to the inscription on the side of the house on Bungelosenstrasse.

The inscription reads:
ANNO 1284 ON THE DAY JOHANNIS ET PAULI, THE JUNE 26TH DORCH WAS A PIPER DECALED WITH ALL FARVES CXXX CHILDREN ADORED BINNEN HAMELEN GEBON TO CALVARIE BI DEN KOPPEN LOST (In the year 1284 on the day of Johannis and Pauli was the 26th of June with all sorts by Pauli 130 children born in Hameln were enticed to lose their calvary at the Koppen)

The house built by councilor Hermann Arendes shows all the stylistic elements of the Weser Renaissance style. Arendes was also a builder; maybe he designed the building himself. The two-storey Utlucht had a crown at the time of construction. An Utlucht (Low German for Auslucht, probably related to Auslug in the meaning of from and to lugen) is a component that protrudes from the front of the building and basically begins on the ground floor to expand the interior space. This differs from the bay window, which only protrudes from one of the upper floors. Utluchten emerged from around the 16th century to better light the interior and structure the facades.

The house has been owned by the city of Hameln since 1917.

Stadt Hameln

Osterstraße 28

31785 Hameln


Website: www.hameln.de

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