Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Bremen - GERMANY - UNESCO #1087

When we hear the word Bremen, we almost immediatly think of the famous Grimm brothers tale of a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster, better known as The Town Musicians of Bremen (it's a funny name because in the original tale, the four animals never reach Bremen). Of course it's not because of this old story that UNESCO classified Bremen as World Heritage Site ten years ago, but still it's one of the main attractions (touching the bronze statue of the four animals standing on eachothers back, particullary the front hooves of the donkey is considered a way to make our wishes came true, and that's why you can see those hooves shining... lot's of people looking for a easy way to fulfill a dream). Thank you very much Marcel for another beautiful multi-view card, my collection rises to 289 UNESCO WHS, 692 more and I'm done. This postcard took 3 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1087 - Town Hall and Roland in Bremen - GERMANY

The Town Hall and the statue of Roland on the marketplace of Bremen in north-west Germany 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 statue stands 5.5 m tall and dates back to 1404.

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