People who live somewhere which is famous for something, how true is that thing?

I live in the small city of Hameln (or Hamelin, as it is for some reason called often in english) and we are world famous for the tale of the Pied Piper (or more literal, the rat catcher) of Hamelin.

It's an old legend, and it's basically about the city of hamelin hiring a rat catcher with a magical flute to do what he does best, catch rats. After he did his job, the city refused to pay him, so he did what all sane people would do. Kidnap around a hundred kids from the city and drown them all in the river, the same way he got rid of the rats. It is not really known how much of the story is true however (well the magical pipe sure as hell is not), since there are many versions with slight differences

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