Bremen Town Hall and Roland Statue

Bremen, Germany

Bremen Town hall was built between 1405 and 1410 and the Weser Renaissance facade added in the 17th century. The Town Hall and the statue of Roland on the marketplace 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 stone statue of Roland was initially erected in 1404 in representation of the rights and privileges of the free and imperial city of Bremen. The statue of Roland is associated with the Margrave of Brittany, a paladin of Charlemagne.



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Am Markt 20, Bremen, Germany
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Founded: 1404-1410
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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madalina constantinescu (17 months ago)
Guided visit Nice architecture from 15th century and still in use today
Fabio Diglio (17 months ago)
The Rathaus (Town Hall) is the most “shining jewel” of Bremen historical Market Square. Built after Bremen joined the Hanseatic League in Gothic style, the building was later renovated in the so-called Weser Renaissance style. With its magnificent facade, it is said to be one of the finest civic buildings in Germany.
Slava Chrome (2 years ago)
Very beautifull building same as square where it's located.
Arne Theuerkauf (2 years ago)
A main part around the market square, beautiful.
Keluarga Pelancong (2 years ago)
A very beautiful building in the heart of Bremen. A nice photo object. The Bremer Stadtmusikanten statue outside the town hall is also very popular among the tourist. Earlier we can enter the front side of the building. There's also a guided tour around the charming rooms. You can see the schedule on their website or on Bremer tourist information website.
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