The Pied Piper of Hamelin is not a classic fairy tale. The ominous feel of the story is not the only reason for that. Thanks to several documented events with many elements similar to the ones in the story, it is very likely at least partially based on true events. While nobody knows what really happened in the German town of Hamelin in 1284, we can provide several interesting facts which might help to explain the background of this legend.
Here are top ten facts about the Pied Piper of Hamelin.