Saturday, 4 July 2015

Germany: History of Hamelin

On Tuesday I got nine postcards from Germany.

One of them is the Chronicle card of Hamelin. Hamelin was first mentioned as a city around 1200 and in the 13th century it came to the Dukes of Braunschweig. Between 1426 and 1572 it was a member of the Hanseatic League. In 1866 it became a part of Prussia. Today it is known as the city of the Pied Piper because of a famous folk tale from 1284. Every Sunday in summer the story is played in the city.


Stamp:
Dresden (from set of two) (issued 03-04-2014)


Thank You very much Marion!

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