Take a tour of Bremen Town Musicians in Bremen, Germany – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
What are a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster doing together in Bremen? Becoming musicians, of course.
The bronze statue, standing on the street of Bremen since 1953, recalls the Brothers Grimm story of four good-natured animals.
As Grimm folklore speaks of morals and virtue, the story of the Bremen Town Musicians is a symbol of freedom from oppression.
The story goes that the noble animals, unwanted on their farms, ventured off to find freedom and artistry, their destination being Bremen.
Though the tale has many variations, the characters are always a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster.
It is said that rubbing the donkey's hooves on the street in Bremen makes wishes come true.