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Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen

Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace in Bremen: Bremen is a Free Hanseatic City on the Weser River, situated in northwestern Germany. The historic Marketplace of Bremen is situated in the centre of Bremen. The most important building on the Marketplace is the Town Hall of Bremen, it was built in the Gothic Style between 1404 and 1410. In the early 17th century, the façade was rebuilt in the Weser Renaissance Style, a prominent style in north Germany during the Late Renaissance period, also known as Northern Mannerism, that occurred in the north of Europe in the beginning of the 16th century and lasted until the early 17th century. The wine cellar of the town hall was was often visited by artist and writers, such as Heinrich Heine. The Roland statue stands in front of the Town Hall of Bremen and faces Bremen Cathedral, it is the largest Roland statue in Germany. The statue was made of limestone and is 5.5 metres tall, it dates back to 1404 and is one of the oldest and most representative of all the Roland statues in Germany. The Roland statue is the very symbol of the freedom and the trading rights of a town. The actual Roland was a hero and the chief paladin of the Emperor Charlemagne. The Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace in Bremen became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004.

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Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The Roland statue stands in front of the Town Hall of Bremen. The Roland statue is the symbol...

Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The Roland statue stands in front of the Town Hall of Bremen. The Roland statue is the symbol of the of freedom and trading rights of a town. The legendary medieval hero Roland was the chief paladin of the Emperor Charlemagne.

  1. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The Roland statue stands in front of the Town Hall of Bremen. The Roland statue is the symbol...

    Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The Roland statue stands in front of the Town Hall of Bremen. The Roland statue is the symbol of the of freedom and trading rights of a town. The legendary medieval hero Roland was the chief paladin of the Emperor Charlemagne.

  2. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The equestrian statue of Bismarck next to the New Town Hall of Bremen. The New Town...

    Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The equestrian statue of Bismarck next to the New Town Hall of Bremen. The New Town Hall was designed by the German architect Gabriel von Seidl in the early 20th century and blends seamlessly with the medieval town hall.

  3. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The Town Hall of Bremen was built in the period 1404-1410. In the early 17th century,...

    Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The Town Hall of Bremen was built in the period 1404-1410. In the early 17th century, the magnificent decorated façade was added in the Weser Renaissance style, a style that occurred in Europe north of the Alps.

  4. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: One of the gargoyles on the façade of the Old Town Hall of Bremen, the...

    Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: One of the gargoyles on the façade of the Old Town Hall of Bremen, the façade was built in the Weser Renaissance style, a prominent style in north Germany during the Late Renaissance.

  5. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The decoration above the entrance on the left façade of the Old Town...

    Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The decoration above the entrance on the left façade of the Old Town Hall. Inside are the Lower Hall, the Upper Hall, Golden Hall and other stylish rooms, most of them are decorated with wood carvings and wall paintings.

  6. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The wine cellar in the Town Hall houses the oldest wine cask in Germany, known as...

    Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: The wine cellar in the Town Hall houses the oldest wine cask in Germany, known as 'rose wine', dating from 1635, it was named after the decorations in the wine cellar. Writers such as Heinrich Heine use to come here for inspiration.

  7. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: A spiral staircase inside the Town Hall of Bremen. The Lower Hall is supported by twelve...

    Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: A spiral staircase inside the Town Hall of Bremen. The Lower Hall is supported by twelve oak pillars, this hall has retained its unadorned original form. In medieval times, it functioned as a marketplace for fine goods.

  8. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: Numerous Roland statues were erected in Germany and other parts of norhern and central...

    Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: Numerous Roland statues were erected in Germany and other parts of norhern and central Europe during the medieval era as an emblem of the trading rights of a town and a symbol of freedom.

  9. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: During the recent restoration of the Town Hall, the splendid Weser Renaissance...

    Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen: During the recent restoration of the Town Hall, the splendid Weser Renaissance façade was hidden behind scaffolding. The Town Hall and Roland on the Market Place in Bremen were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004.

  10. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace in Bremen: The bronze statue of the Bremen Town Musicians, situated on the western side of the Town...

    Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace in Bremen: The bronze statue of the Bremen Town Musicians, situated on the western side of the Town Hall of Bremen. The statue was created by Gerhard Marcks in 1951, based on the Bremen Town Musicians, the Brothers Grimm fairy tale.