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Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen UNESCO World Heritage Site

Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen UNESCO World Heritage Site
Town Hall of Bremen

The Town Hall and the statue of Roland (the city's protector) 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. The Bremer Ratskeller is a public house in the basement, the home of the oldest barrel of wine in Germany, crafted in 1653.

The statue is the most representative and one of the oldest of Roland statues erected as a symbol of market rights and freedom. It stands 5.5 m tall and dates back to 1404.

[ Source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1087 ]

Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_Hall_of_Bremen
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