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Bremen City , Germany
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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.