2 Sculptures to explore in Bremen
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.
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.
The swineherd and his herd is a bronze group of figures in Bremen - in the middle at the end of Sögestraße near the streets Am Wall and Herdentorsteinweg. It was set up in 1974 and is included in the list of monuments and statues of the city of Bremen. Today, children and young people like to ride the bronze pigs. It also became a habit to meet “with the pigs”.