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Roland

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Wikipedia:  The Bremen Roland is a statue (Rathausplatz) of the city's protector, Roland, erected in 1404, which stands in the market square of Bremen, facing the cathedral. Charlemagne's knight Roland bears Durendart, the "sword of justice" and a shield decorated with the two-headed imperial eagle. Statues of Roland appear in numerous cities of the former Holy Roman Empire, as emblems of city liberties, Stadtrechte.

The standing figure in limestone from Elm was commissioned to replace the wooden one burnt in 1366 by Prince-Archbishop Albert II. It confronts the church as a representation of city rights opposed to the territorial claims of the prince-archbishop.

During summer 2009 heavy restoration at the several buildings around market square are ongoing.

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A: Eröffnung Bremer Freimarkt 2008

by Willy Kaemena, less than 10 meters away

Offizielle Eröffnung des Freimarktes auf dem Bremer Marktplatz. Okt 17, 2008

Eröffnung Bremer Freimarkt 2008

B: Eröffnung des Bremer Freimarktes 2011

by Willy Kaemena, less than 10 meters away

Am 14.Okt. 2011  wurde  der 976. Bremer Freimarkt eröffnet .

Eröffnung des Bremer Freimarktes 2011

C: Historische Strassenbahn GT4c Freimarkt 2011

by Willy Kaemena, less than 10 meters away

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D: Marktplatz Bremen Test Nikon D800 Nikkor 16-2.8

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E: Freimarkt Parade 2008

by Willy Kaemena, less than 10 meters away

Freimarkt Parade 2008

F: Eröffnung Bremer Freimarkt 2012

by Willy Kaemena, 10 meters away

Eröffnung des Bremer Freimarktes auf dem Marktplatz am 19.Okt. 2012 17:00

Eröffnung Bremer Freimarkt  2012

G: Marathon Run

by Willy Kaemena, 10 meters away

Marathon Run

H: Lightshow on Market Square

by Willy Kaemena, 10 meters away

Lightshow on Market Square

I: Bremen Christmas Market 2007

by Willy Kaemena, 10 meters away

Bremen Christmas Market 2007

J: Roland of Bremen

by Willy Kaemena, 10 meters away

standing there since 1404 !!!

Roland of Bremen

This panorama was taken in Bremen Market Square

This is an overview of Bremen Market Square

Bremen Market Square  is  regarded as one of the most beautiful Market Squares in Germany. Roland  and  Town hall are belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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