Town Musicians of Bremen (Bremer Stadtmusikanten), Bremen

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Town Musicians of Bremen (Bremer Stadtmusikanten) is a bronze statue of four stacked animals by Gerhard Marcks depicting the Town Musicians of Breman. In the lore of the Brothers Grimm, a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster left their farms and owners, deciding to head off together--as their own masters--to become musicians. Along their journey to Breman, they notice burglars in a cottage. They stand on one another's backs to see in the window, making a racket to scare away the burglars. Long story short: The animals end up living in the cottage (which isn't actually in Breman), fat and happy, for the rest of their days. Similar statues are in front of each of Germany's five veterinary schools. To visit Town Musicians of Bremen (Bremer Stadtmusikanten) on your holiday in Bremen, and find out what else Bremen has to offer, use our Bremen family vacation planner.
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  • I read the book as a child. I now know where it derived from. You can see the statues all around town and shopping plazas 
  • The tradition is touching the nose or legs of the donkey. It really by its brightness. Very close to the Cathedral.
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  • The stacked animals of the Bremen town musicians. Make a wish with your eyes closed while you put your legs 2.
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  • A bronze statue by Gerhard Marcks depicting the Bremen Town Musicians located in Bremen, Germany. The statue was erected in 1953. Note the front hooves that have become shiny. Touching the front hooves is said to make wishes come true.
  • Mm, it's a small ish statue of some animals. In fairness, I don't know the story it's based on and it's surrounded by scaffolding at the moment. I was a little under whelmed, sorry!
  • The cutest statue. A must see in Bremen! And then go to Hachez or 4th floor of Karstadt to get souvenirs ❤ Loved it
  • The famous iconic Bremen Musician or Bremer Stadtmusikanten is located in Am Markt Bremen, around the city center, by the Bremer Rathaus. Easy to access and seen on a moving vehicle; tram, cars, etc.
  • Although small, it's wonderful to see