This photo was taken during autumn in Hameln, Germany, which is the birthplace of the infamous Rattenfänger—or Pied Piper, as we Americans know it. This shot is actually on top of the last few hills that soon sink into the state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). This area is essentially lowland plains—hence the name Lower Saxony! (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Browse all entries and vote for your favorites.)

Autumn Woods, Germany

This photo was taken during autumn in Hameln, Germany, which is the birthplace of the infamous Rattenfänger—or Pied Piper, as we Americans know it. This shot is actually on top of the last few hills that soon sink into the state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). This area is essentially lowland plains—hence the name Lower Saxony! (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Browse all entries and vote for your favorites.)
Photograph by Jonathan Manshack

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