Dating to 1400, Bremen's landmark Rathaus (city hall) was a work in progress for centuries as succeeding generations each tried to leave...
Haus der Bürgerschaft
Town Musicians of Bremen Statue
Ratskellers were traditionally built underneath the Rathaus in every German town to keep the citizens and civil servants fed. Bremen's...
Bremen’s Unesco World Heritage–protected Markt is striking, especially for its ornate, gabled and sculpture-festooned Rathaus (town hall; 1410). In front stands a 5.5m-high medieval statue of the knight Roland (1404), the symbolic protector of Bremen's civic rights and freedoms.
On the town hall's western side is a sculpture of the Town Musicians of Bremen (1951). Local artist Gerhard Marcks cast them in their most famous pose, scaring the robbers who invaded their house, with the rooster atop the cat, perched on the dog, on the shoulders of the donkey.