13 Apr 2013

Bremen Town Hall and Roland, Bremen, Germany (UNESCO)

Stunning view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bremen Townhall and Roland. Sent by my parents in July 2012. The town hall is one of the most important examples of Brick Gothic architecture in Europe.  It was built between 1405 and 1409 and is the seat of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic Town of Bremen.
Roland Statues appear all over Germany in various cities. The one in Bremen is the oldest example. Roland was the paladin of Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne. Roland is shown here as the protector of the city with his legendary sword Durendal unsheathed.
Both, townhall and statue were inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004

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