The Bremen Town-Musicians
Many of us know about the city of Bremen from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Bremen Town Musicians“. But not a lot of people will take a trip just with the purpose to see that statue. However if you are close to this city for some reason it worth to come and see that landmark and the city itself. Because we’ve been just 100 miles away we decided to visit that lovely place. On sunny April Saturday morning we went on a date with this beautiful city. Driving on German Autobahn easy and relaxing this is why travel time has flown by. Leaving the car in the parking lot away from the centre, we took the street car for further travel. From the bridge Burgermeister-Schmidt-Brücke we continued walking along the promenade of the river Weser. On the lower level of the promenade a flea market takes place at the weekend. It looks like a treasure island filled with many interesting things and absolutely useless junk. However, everyone can find something cute and useful to buy just for funny price. On the upper level there is a wide pedestrian area with lots of outdoor cafes and pubs, souvenir shops, improvised scenes, where something happen all the time. The relaxed audience sat under gentle spring sunshine with a glass of wine or beer, talking and listening to music. European cities are different compare to the American and Canadian ones with one important thing – there is no shopping at the weekend at all. People simply take a break from everyday worries.
After passing through the ranks of the “flea markets” we were have a choice – to continue to walk along the waterfront or rather go up to the city. We choose to the go wandering on the little pretty streets watching the city life of the day. So suddenly we were in the central square Markt Platz, where the Town Hall, St. Peter’s Basilica and the city parliament are located. In front of Town Hall there is Sculpture of Roland who is associated with independence of Bremen. In the western part of the Town Hall finally we saw the famous Musicians that, in fact, brought us to the city and what we take our trip for. A small bronze sculpture nested right near the Town Hall wall. A big crowd of tourists were waiting for their turn to take a picture with the sculpture, and therefore get one good shot without any participants is almost impossible.
We completed our tour with the lovely lunch at a restaurant with an interesting name «Bar Celona», which sounds like the capital of Catalonia – Barcelona. Farewell to someone or something is always with sadness. The only good thing what encourage us is anticipation to meet new cities and people.
Alexander, I am happy that you had such a Great Time. Bremen is wonderful, Different from the cities in the South. Best wishes, Sabine.
April 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Thank you, Sabine. I’ve been many times in different parts of Germany and found that any place, town, city has its own character.
Have a nice day! Alexander.
April 8, 2015 at 8:10 am
Thanks Alexander. Greetings to Canada!
April 8, 2015 at 4:49 pm
April 8, 2015 at 10:52 pm
There they are! The characters I read about as a kid.
April 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm
Almost everybody of us knew them from the fairy tale.
April 4, 2015 at 2:33 pm
Excellent images. I remember our trip to Bremen very well and especially that statue. Our German hosts (parents of an exchange student who lived with us in the U.S.) gave us a wonderful tour of that city and several others. Thanks for bringing back the memories.
March 31, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Thank you, Robin. It is good to collect memories and keep them for a lifetime. It is most valuable things.
April 1, 2015 at 9:04 am
As always, gorgeous shots, Alexander! I especially love your top shot of the fabulous statue. “The Town Musicians of Bremen” has always been a favorite tale. The beauty of teamwork! “The cat saves the day!” says this mad, mad cat lady. Say, did you find any treasures at the flea market?
Enjoy the week,
March 31, 2015 at 10:39 am
Thank you, Theadora.
I am not person who collect things I collect impressions, memories, feelings. I love to wander through flea market and observe treasures and sellers, talk to them, and keep their stories.
When you know about some iconic thing but never saw it the feeling and impressions while you meet it very touchy. That happened when I’ve met this symbolic sculpture in Bremen.
All the best,
March 31, 2015 at 2:42 pm
People really do seem to be out and about enjoying themselves. It’s good to see.
March 31, 2015 at 6:46 am
Yes, those people know what is life about. They enjoy every single moment of it.
March 31, 2015 at 3:03 pm
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Hi Alexander. Your pictures are wonderful as they were from your visit in London. I thought I would write something brilliant but sometimes it is better to aim low and get it done 🙂
The pictures are sharp and the colours are great. It’s a joy to look at.
All the best,
March 30, 2015 at 4:47 pm
Thank you, Hanna. I am not writer and my writing is just the simple stories about visits some places. This is why I am trying to show what I’ve seen.
March 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm
You don’t have to be modest 🙂 Wish you a nice day.
March 31, 2015 at 7:05 am
Nice. Though Bremen always reminds me of a ghost story that scared the living hell out of me as a kid. It takes place in a cellar pub and after that they put up a wall so you can’t enter the room anymore. So when I went to Bremen the first thing I wanted to see was the wall…
March 30, 2015 at 4:16 pm
Thank you for the interesting fact Unfortunately, I did not know that story. Otherwise I came there to see the wall. Ok, next time. 🙂
March 30, 2015 at 5:59 pm
I think the story was called “The Black Hole at Bremer Rathskeller”. Not sure if you can find it in English.
April 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm
What a cool city! Nice virtual tour 🙂 Bye. Kamila
March 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Thank you, Kamila. It worth to visit this lovely city.
March 30, 2015 at 3:31 pm