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The city singers of Bremen

I was surprised to see them here in the middle of Riga‘s old town. Why the Bremer Stadtmusikanten... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bernd K
Heidelberg, Germany
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Gift from the town of Bremen to Riga

This well visited tourist attraction was right behind our hotel and always had people rubbing the... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Tortosa, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised to see them here in the middle of Riga‘s old town. Why the Bremer Stadtmusikanten from the old fairy tail of the Grim brothers who scared away the robbers with their singing? Because Riga is the sister town of Bremen and got...More

Thank Bernd K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average. Don’t have high expectations. The area around the square is s bit of a tourist trap. Take a photo, make a wish and move on.

Thank Darren L
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Gift from sister town. Again, statue which nose is need to touch, higher you touch - more luck. Get your pic quick, before big groups come. Statue is based a Grimm story.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This monument is at the rear of St Peters church, its meant to depict a story from Grimm's fairy tales and good luck ensues all who rub the noses of the four animals, and good luck with the top one , its quite a jump....More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Good luck if you touch the faces of the animals - more if you can touch the highest. Take a quick photo and move on.

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This well visited tourist attraction was right behind our hotel and always had people rubbing the noses of the 'musicians'. Just behind St Peters Church

Thank cactusangie
Reviewed 3 July 2018

From a tale by the Brothers Grimm, it shows the 'musicians' staring through the window at the robbers' feast at a table full of drinks and food. However some say that it depicts a political movement and they are actually staring through the Iron curtain...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The 4 musicians or animals poke their heads through a wall and if you rub their noses then apparently your quiet wish may come true. Right beside St Peter's church

Thank iainmcleod
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Based on Brothers Grimm fairytale this a statue of donkey, dog, car and rooster peer through a “wall” which the town of Bremen donated shortly after independence. Stroke the noses for good luck. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 27 June 2018

On a “walkabout” of old town Riga, we came by this whimsical statue. It brought back memories of the lovely old folk tale that it represents.

Thank Lorna P
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