To the west of the town hall on the Marktplatz stands the most famous representation of the Bremen Town Musicians, the bronze sculpture created in 1951 by the artist Gerhard Marcks.
The story is about four animals (Esel, Hund, Katze und Huhn) who are all growing old and are no longer wanted by their masters. They decide to travel together to the German town of Bremen to become a band. On the way they find a house filled with a lovely feast. There are also burglars there. The animals make a plan and drive the burglars away and end up living together happily in this home. They never make it to Bremen!
Photo: I. Wandmacher
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