Historical Hann. Münden
Magnificent buildings close together. Atmospheric alleys. Imposing half-timbered buildings. This is how visitors still experience the medieval half-timbered town of Hann Münden in the Weserbergland region. Founded between 1155 and 1183, the town quickly achieved prosperity and wealth thanks to the "Stapelrecht" (right to stack) granted by Duke Otto I of Brunswick in 1247. The particular wealth of half-timbered forms and styles dates back to this time. Thanks to intensive restoration efforts, Hann. Münden is now a half-timbered town of European standing. Numerous awards, such as the gold medal in the federal competition "Stadtgestalt und Denkmalschutz in Städtebau" (Urban Design and Monument Protection in Town Planning) or the "Europa Nostra" award confirm this.
Since the 1960s, and as one of the first cities in Germany, the city of Hann. Münden has employed voluntary and full-time city image and monument conservators. The idea of the "German Half-Timbered House Route" was co-founded in Hann. Münden.
Since 2000, interactive water art has become part of the townscape with the recognised Expo project "Wasserspuren".
Stroll through atmospheric alleys and streets, discover magnificent half-timbered buildings with their inscriptions, oriels, historic doors and portals. Take a break in a traditional pub or follow one of the guided tours of the town. History comes alive in Hann. Münden. You'll be amazed by the diversity and the cohesive half-timbered architecture of the old town.