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Town hall and Roland statue in Bremen

Town hall and Roland statue in Bremen

It is one of the most beautiful town halls in Germany: the magnificent facade is a textbook example of the Weser Renaissance architecture typical of northern Germany. Along with the Roland statue, the city's very own 'statue of liberty', it still stands as a reminder of the pride that the locals have for their city, their freedom and their sovereignty.

Once inside the town hall, you simply must take a look in the Upper Hall. In this exquisite room, the lovingly crafted model ships dating from the 16th to the 18th century reflect the importance of shipping for the city. Other special attractions include the adjoining Golden Chamber with its art nouveau features. A gem of a different kind can be found below ground: the historical Ratskeller – Germany's oldest wine cellar. Writers such as Wilhelm Hauff and Heinrich Heine used to come here for inspiration, and today's visitors can still sample from the largest collection of German wines in the country.

Back on the market square, you can stand eye to eye with Sir Roland – or rather eye to knee. Because at five and a half metres in height (10.21 metres including the base and baldachin), this is the tallest free-standing sculpture of the German Middle Ages. It represents Hanseatic freedom and also served a much more practical purpose: as the distance between the knees is exactly one Bremen 'elle', a historical unit of measurement, it is thought that the pragmatic Bremen merchants used it to measure out their material. Today, it is customary to touch Roland's pointed knees before setting off on a stroll through the lanes of Bremen old town.

Opening times, tours and tips

Guided tours

Guided tours of the town hall: Monday to Sunday: several times a day; Sunday: 11am and 12 noon

The town hall is closed to visitors during official receptions and other events.

Guided tours of Bremen: daily at 2pm; April to October, additional tours on Saturdays at 11am

Further information:

www.bremen-tourism.de

Evenimente
Shakespeare in the Park with the Bremen Shakespeare Company.
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Datele următoarelor reprezentaţii:

21.08.2019 - 25.08.2019

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Bürgerpark
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28209 Bremen

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The crème de la crème of world artists, programmes that criss-cross repertoires and musical genres (classical, jazz, crossover etc.). Venues range from the traditional to the unexpected.
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Datele următoarelor reprezentaţii:

24.08.2019 - 14.09.2019

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Bremen und Norwestdeutschland
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28195 Bremen

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Since 1988 Bremen Music Festival has been offering its guests classical music and more – from early music to contemporary sounds. 

The festival traditionally opens with its brilliant Eine Grosse Nachtmusik – a 'concert buffet' of 24 different performances held in and around Bremen's UNESCO-listed market square. The Musikfest Surprise series in Bremen's Überseestadt district brings together world music from all five continents. And for some local colour, why not drop in on the Arp Schnitger festival, dedicated to the famous German organ builder?

Datele următoarelor reprezentaţii:

25.08.2019 - 15.09.2019

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Verschiedene Locations
Domsheide 6
28195 Bremen

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