Böttcherstraße is a street in the historic centre of Bremen, Germany. It is famous for its unusual architecture and ranks among the city's main cultural landmarks and visitor attractions. The history of the street goes back to the middle ages. It was an important link between market square and the Weser river. It was traditionally inhabited by coopers (Northern German: Böttcher). When the harbor was relocated in the mid-19th century, Böttcherstraße's importance began to fade.
Bremen, Germany Statue of Roland, erected 1404. It stands in the market square (Rathausplatz). Protector of city: his legendary sword (known in chivalric legend as Durendal) is unsheathed, shield emblazoned with two-headed Imperial eagle.