Germany - Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen

"The Town Hall and the statue of Roland on the marketplace of Bremen in north-west Germany are outstanding representations of civic autonomy and sovereignty, as these developed in the Holy Roman Empire in Europe. The old town hall was built in the Gothic style in the early 15th century, after Bremen joined the Hanseatic League. The building was renovated in the so-called Weser Renaissance style in the early 17th century. A new town hall was built next to the old one in the early 20th century as part of an ensemble that survived bombardment during the Second World War. The statue stands 5.5 m tall and dates back to 1404." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
The defiant statue of Roland with sword of justice and shield at the market place showing the independent spirit of the Hanseatic city of Bremen. Thanks to Juliane of Germany.






Postcard 2
Multi-view of Bremen showing the town hall and market place.





Postcard 3
Market Place of Bremen. Thanks to Rainer of Bremen, Germany.


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