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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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  • the say of the roland, you need to know, then you can better deal with this beautiful stature.
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  • The Bremen market square boasts a 1,200 history and is UNESCO heritage, the latter consisting of town hall and Roland since 2004. The town hall was established 1405-1410, was provided at the beginning of the 17th century with a Renaissance facade and has remained untouched since then. With a total height of about 10 m, including base and canopy, is the Roland of Bremen the largest free-standing statue of the German middle ages. The figure itself has a height of 5.50 m. The stone (limestone) Roland from the year 1404 is symbol of freedom and law. Its wooden predecessor was overturned by the clergy in 1366 and burned. On the one hand Bremen recognized the emperor with the Roland, which has given the city rights and privileges, on the other hand it to civic autonomy and sovereignty and ultimately for the today's City-State Bremen stands. It is believed that the direction of Roland on the DOM does not comes about, i.e. it is directed against the secular claim to power of the Bishop. "vryheit do ik ju open bar / before was d ' karl mēnich and peri / whose stede ghegheuen has / of the thank god' is mī radt" stands on his shield (I reveal you that Karl and some Prince has indeed given this place liberty, which thank God is my advice); so the banks are convinced: as long as he stands, Bremen will remain free and independent. In the middle ages, the Roland was the gentleman in the form of the Knight; Hence the expression, "chivalrous" behave, in the sense of "a gentleman". Roland with the sharp knees and remains Bremen landmark; who has rubbed his knee which return to Bremen back, says a popular custom. The same applies when the Bremen town musicians. Just look how that affects the respective figures!
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  • The pride of Bremer. You should listen to the story. The Bremer hang a heart around her neck as a sign of solidarity to the free market.
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  • Very nice place to visit. The statue is in very good condition. Don't forget to take a picture!
  • Part of Bremen's impressive but quaint inner city
  • Great symbol of independence.
  • One of the top sights in Bremen right in front of the old city hall.
  • An iconic meetingpoint in the center of Bremen
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