The "Roland" - symbol of Bremen City
The citizen's park in Bremen
Destinations in Bremen
Attractions in Bremen
Discover the region
Once through the city
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The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen is one of three city states in Germany, along with Hamburg and Berlin, and consists of the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven, which have a total population of more than 680,000 and are located in the north-west of Germany and are connected by the Weser. A tour of the city is well worthwhile. You will discover the Schnoorviertel with its narrow romantic streets and the smallest house in Germany, which has 4 square metres of living space and a 7 square metre roof terrace.
Additionally, a visit to the imposing town hall, which impresses with its brick Gothic architectural style and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must when you are out and about in the city. On the western side of the town hall you will find Bremen's most famous landmark – the two-metre-high bronze statue of the Bremen Town Musicians. It was created by the sculptor Gerhard Marcks in 1953. The statue consists of a donkey, dog, cat and rooster – the Bremen Town Musicians, who in the fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm went to Bremen to leave their old life behind and become Town Musicians. The discolourations on the donkey's front legs do not come from anywhere. Anyone who grips the legs with both hands takes home a portion of happiness.