Bremer Stadtmusikanten, Bremen

3.8
Landmark · Tourist Spot
Bremer Stadtmusikanten is a bronze statue of four stacked animals by Gerhard Marcks depicting the Town Musicians of Breman. In the lore of the Brothers Grimm, a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster left their farms and owners, deciding to head off together--as their own masters--to become musicians. Along their journey to Breman, they notice burglars in a cottage. They stand on one another's backs to see in the window, making a racket to scare away the burglars. Long story short: The animals end up living in the cottage (which isn't actually in Breman), fat and happy, for the rest of their days. Similar statues are in front of each of Germany's five veterinary schools. Put Bremer Stadtmusikanten on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bremen holiday site.
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  • Located at the corner of the Frauen Kirche, it might be easily missed on a crowded day, but most of the times you will see a lot of people surrounding the statue waiting to take picture, tips for...  more »
  • This quirky statue is in front of the cathedral. In fact in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale the animals never made it to Bremen! An ageing donkey, dog, cat and rooster decide to become town musicians...  more »

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