Marktplatz has a reputation of one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. And it's not baseless: the square is surrounded by marvelous historical buildings, the greatest of which is surely the City Hall. In front of the City Hall a 6-meter statue of Rolland (1404) is situated. This knight is the symbol of freedom and independence of Bremen. From the west side the square is bounded by different old buildings. To the south-west of it there is the Schütting of the 16th century. It was built in Flemish style by the project of Joachan den Buschener and served as the place for meetings of merchantmen. At Marktplatz the majestic Bremen Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady, it is famous for its ancient frescos and stained-glass windows in the iron frames made by Alfred Manessir.
To the south from the Marktplatz lies Böttcherstrasse that is itself a great piece of art. Its architecture is an ideal connection of traditional and expressionistic styles. The idea of its creation was suggested by Bremen tradesman and patron Ludwig Roselius in 1904; its realization took about 30 years and became possible thanks to architects Scotland and Runge, and also sculptor Bernard Hattgery. Böttcherstrasse is famous for Paula Bekker-Moderson Museum, where takes place the continuous exhibition of her best works. Another place that deserves your attention is the Roselius House with its chimes and interesting collections.
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