Roland Statue, Bremen

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The Bremen Roland is a statue of Roland, erected in 1404. It stands in the market square is unsheathed, and his shield is emblazoned with the two-headed Imperial eagle.The standing figure is 5.47 m tall, and stands on a 60 cm rostrum. A supporting column, crowned by a baldachin, brings the combined height to 10.21 m. The statue was carved in limestone from Elm, and was commissioned by the city fathers to replace a wooden one burnt in 1366 by Prince-Archbishop Albert II. It confronts the church as a representation of city rights opposed to the territorial claims of the prince-archbishop.Statues of Roland appear in numerous cities of the former Holy Roman Empire, as emblems of city liberties, Stadtrechte. The Roland statue at Bremen is the oldest surviving example. From Bremen the symbol of civic liberty and freedom spread to other cities and has become a symbol of the new Europe. Since 1973, it is protected by the monument protection act. In July 2004, along with the town hall, the statue was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A fascinating statue placed in the beautiful Markplatz of Bremen which symbolizes freedom, justice and independence of the State of Bremen. It is therefore perhaps even more beautiful because of the lofty ideals it represents.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The statue is located in the middle of the Marktplatz, opposite the Town Hall. It is pretty big and old. It is striking. The photo is a must.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I have to tell an anecdote about it. My ex brother-in-law should restore the Roland and there was public and television. When we should make the coating, he realized that he had forgotten the casein. He called me with cameras rolling aside and told me, I should go quickly to Kar instead and get one and a half kilos Quark, because Quark was very casein Empire. I installed the ordered Quark and he prepared the mix so. Then we pinselten so that the whole statue. If Bremen had experienced at the time that her Roland with Quark was smeared, that would have meant an uprising of outrage. But now, more than 30 years after the coating keeps quite well, and my ex-brother in law was right.
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  • Bremen Roland is a statue which celebrates trading rights since the 1400's. There are others around Germany, but apparently this is the biggest. It's obviously important and nice to see, but I wouldn't suggest you travel far too see it. Bremen is beautiful so see the statue while you're here.
  • Centrally situated. .. popular and great for local dishes and beer 😎
  • I always miss with this place, such a memorable things to have with Roland
  • Must see when in Bremen. Very central and a great foto spot too.
  • My first thought was - that can be Roland from Dark Tower by Stiven King!))) But no, this is no true) monument itself is quite nice, located in the center of the old square

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