The Bremen Roland celebrates 610th birthday
Tomorrow (Wednesday – 5th of November) is the 610th birthday of the popular Bremen Roland. The city center (marketplace) will be parked with Bremer and neighboring guests. The Roland statue is said to be a symbol for self-awareness, freedom and self-determination of citizens. Although the exact date of birth is not known, but it is clear that the stone statue was erected on the marketplace of Bremen in 1404 and thus is now 610 years old.
The Bremen Roland is a statue of Roland, erected in 1404. It stands in the market square (Rathausplatz) of Bremen, Germany, facing the cathedral, and shows Roland, paladin of the first Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne and hero of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass. Roland is shown as protector of the city: his legendary sword (known in chivalric legend as Durendal) is unsheathed, and his shield is emblazoned with the two-headed Imperial eagle. ~ wiki
The Awesome Thing About The Celebration
At the marketplace, every half hour from 10.00 to 16.30 there will be mini tours around the UNESCO-Welterbe “UNESCO World Heritage”. Meeting point is right at the Roland statue.
BONUS: Whoever is named after Roland and has the same birth month and day can claim a reward at the information desk of the BTZ, the person will receive a bottle of Roland-Sekt champagne from the Ratskeller.