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Bremen Roland

Am Markt, 28195 Bremen, Germany

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About Bremen Roland

The Bremen Roland is a statue of Roland, erected in 1404. It stands in the market square of Bremen, Germany, facing the cathedral, and shows Roland, paladin of the first Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne and hero of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass. Roland is shown as protector of the city: his legendary sword is unsheathed, and his shield is emblazoned with the two-headed Imperial eagle.


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Bremen Town Hall0.05km from Bremen Roland

It is the seat of the President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Bremen's town hall is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the historical market square. The Upper Hall, where the city council used to convene, is the most magnificent ceremonial venue in Bremen. The model ships that hang from the ceiling bear witness to the importance of commerce and maritime trade for the city. Their miniature cannons can even be fired if the occasion demands.

Schütting0.05km from Bremen Roland

The Schütting is the building of the Bremen merchants, formerly the guild and food store of the merchants and since 1849 the seat of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce . It has been a listed building since 1973. It is on the south side of the Bremen market square , directly opposite the town hall.

Paula Becker-Modersohn House0.11km from Bremen Roland

The Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum was the first museum in the world to be dedicated to the work of a female painter. The masterpieces on display illustrate the artist’s extraordinary importance as a pioneer of modern painting. The museum building was commissioned by the businessman and patron Ludwig Roselius, who owned a considerable collection of Paula Modersohn-Becker’s work.

St. Petri Dom Bremen0.12km from Bremen Roland

The St. Petri Cathedral in Bremen is a Romanesque church building made of sandstone and brick , which was built from the 11th century on the foundations of older predecessor buildings and has been rebuilt in the Gothic style since the 13th century . Side chapels were added in the 14th century . In 1502 the transformation into a late Gothic hall church began which, however, did not get beyond a new north aisle when the Reformation stopped further expansion.

Ludwig Roselius Museum0.13km from Bremen Roland

The Roselius House Museum is the historical focus of picturesque Böttcherstrasse, located in the heart of Bremens city centre. Welcome your guests in the magnificent staircase hall of Ludwig Roselius Museum, surrounded by ancestral portraits of the baroque era. The museum's collection which spans the period from the Middle Ages to the Baroque era includes medieval altarpieces and so more.

Böttcherstraße0.14km from Bremen Roland

The Böttcherstrasse is about 110 m long street in Bremen's Old Town, which is one of the cultural monuments and tourist attractions in Bremen because of their architecture. Most of the buildings were built between 1922 and 1931 and are mainly due to Ludwig Roselius, a Bremen coffee merchant, and patron.  The street and its buildings are a rare example of Expressionism architecture

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Bremen is Germany's smallest state. Two distinct enclaves form the state of Bremen. One is Bremen the state capital, and the other is Bremerhaven the city. Bremen is known for its rich cultural life with many theatres, libraries, archives, museums, and galleries.