In Hamelin, the music is an integral part of the the community, except for one street. There wedding processions and parades all go silent.
Legend has it this was the street which the Pied Piper took the children to the mountain never to be seen again.
There is a possibility that the children were killed, after all someone found bones of some children some years later. Not enough to account for all of them.
Later the most popular legend said that the children went to the Crusades. It would explain a lot except that many children died on the way there.
The most beloved is the taking of the children to Transylvania, this makes some sense as the King of Hungary invited people from Germany to populate the land. Maybe, this is the correct one, as seven hundred years later the people returned.
More myths to come...