- a city in N central Germany, on the Weser River: scene of the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
Also Ham·e·lin [ham-uh-lin] /ˈhæm ə lɪn/.
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After travelling for some hours, we arrived at Hameln camp, where we were to stay the night.On the right of the British line
Our force with the Russians (exclusive of the Swedes and after allowing for something to watch Hameln) will be near 40,000 men.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
The older name of Hameln was Hameloa or Hamelowe, and the town owes its origin to an abbey.
Presently, all the little children of Hameln came running out of the houses and followed him.
At all events, there are villages in that country in which the people speak the same language as in Hameln.
- an industrial town in N Germany, in Lower Saxony on the Weser River: famous for the legend of the Pied Piper (supposedly took place in 1284). Pop: 58 902 (2003 est)English name: Hamelin (ˈhæməlɪn, ˈhæmlɪn)