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Town Hall and the statue of Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen are a World Heritage Site in north-west Germany. They are outstanding representations of the civic autonomy and sovereignty, as these developed in the Holy Roman Empire.

The Town Hall of Bremen was built in the early 15th century in the Gothic style, after Bremen joined the Hanseatic League. In the early 17th century, it was renovated in the Weser Renaissance style. In the early 20th century, a new Town Hall was built next to it. They are an ensemble that managed to survive World War II bombardment.

The statue of Roland, the city's protector, dates to 1404. It is 5.47 meters tall, excluding the 60 cm rostrum. There is a common belief that Bremen will remain free as long as the statue stands watch over the city.

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Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee in Suzhou, China, from 28 June to 7 July, 2004.


Bremen Town Hall
Bremen Town Hall
photo sourcehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bremen_Town_Hall_19.JPG
authorshipRami Tarawneh
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Statue of Roland in the Bremen market place
Statue of Roland in the Bremen market place
photo sourcehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bremen_Okt2007_046.jpg
authorshipSiegmund Kempmann
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N53 04 33.5 E8 48 26.9
Inscription Year: 2004
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV, VI
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