17 July 2011

Bremen is Grimm

Bremen loves the Brothers Grimm's tale of the Town Musicians of Bremen and you come across the donkey, dog, cat and cockerel everywhere you go.

This is despite the fact that it is a short tale of little consequence (or merit) and that the musicians of Bremen where not musicians and did not get to Bremen.

They are normally to be seen standing on top of each other as they do in the story to scare the robbers away from the house.

This representation of them, of which there are several scattered across the city, shows the four animals reading the story about themselves. These statues are painted brightly and differently, much like the London elephants of last year.

The musicians brighten Bremen up and add a lovely touch of local folklore.

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