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Hameln, a town of Hanover, on the Weser, 25 miles S.W- of Hanover. It was a member of the Hanseatic League, and was formerly well fortified. Machine-making, brewing, and salmon fishing are carried on extensively, and leather and paper are manufactured. Among the many ancient buildings in the town is that shown as the residence of the "Pied Piper" celebrated in Browning's poem, an imposing edifice with heavy n ullioned windows and a quaintly-carved gable.