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2020-06-10 00:00:41

The sculpture "Bremen Town Musicians" - famous heroes of the fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm

The sculpture "Bremen Town Musicians" - famous heroes of the fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm

When traveling in Germany, take the opportunity to plunge into the world of beautiful children’s fairy tales by the Grimm brothers - the statue “Bremen Town Musicians” located on the Bremen Market Square can serve as a great start to your route. The picturesque architecture of the city supports the magical atmosphere created by local attractions, and from this faith in such a miracle as the fulfillment of the most cherished desires, only grows stronger!

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In the very center of the city, on the Bremen Market Square, a bronze monument “Bremen Town Musicians” was erected, created by the famous sculptor G. Marx in 1951. The city rented the statue for a year, after which it was bought out by locals for 20,000 DEM.

The monument captured one of the most interesting scenes of the tale of wandering musicians: "... the donkey put his front legs on the windowsill, the dog jumped onto his back, the cat jumped onto the head of the dog, and the cock flew up onto the cat."

In Bremen, there is a belief that the sculpture "Bremen Town Musicians" fulfills the true desires of every traveler - just rub both the legs of a donkey or its nose at the same time. At the same time, if a coin is thrown into the sewer hatch on the Market Square, you can hear one of their songs.

Interesting Facts

  • The "Bremen Town Musicians" has its own secret: under the composition is a cellar that stores in its open spaces the best wines of Germany
  • In 2019, the Bank of Russia issued commemorative coins based on the tales of stray musicians: silver with a face value of 3 rubles and from base metals with a face value of 25 rubles
  • Inspired by the Bremen monument, the sculptor Krista Baumgertel created the original Bremen Town Musicians statue donated to Riga in 1990.

Object type: monument.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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