Bremen Roland

Statue in Bremen

Bremen Roland Statue
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The Bremen Roland is a statue and an important symbol of the city of Bremen, Germany. It stands in the market square opposite the Bremen Town Hall and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The statue depicts Roland, the legendary knight and nephew of Charlemagne, who served as protector of the city and symbolizes the city’s freedom and independence.

The original statue was erected in the 15th century and was replaced with a new one in the early 20th century. The current statue is made of copper and is over five meters tall, standing on a pedestal of limestone. The Roland is dressed in medieval armor and holds a sword in his right hand, while his left hand rests on his hip.

The Roland statue is surrounded by other historical buildings such as the Bremen Town Hall and the St. Peter’s Cathedral. Together with these landmarks, the statue creates a picturesque setting in the heart of Bremen’s Old Town.


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Visiting Bremen Roland

Address: Bremen Roland, Am Markt, Bremen, Germany
Duration: 15 minutes

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