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Bremen Town Musicians

Skarnu Street | between St. Peter's Church and Convent wall, Riga, Latvia
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photo op

Good luck if you touch the faces of the animals - more if you can touch the highest. Take a quick... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynne S
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Winters, California
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 2 weeks ago
cactusangie
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Tortosa, Spain
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  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
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“iron curtain” (11 reviews)
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Skarnu Street | between St. Peter's Church and Convent wall, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfull location in the middle of Old town. Remember to touch noses of all the animals and make your wish. It may come true

Thank MBusinessDK
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Not sure what connection Riga has with Bremen or this story. Or how rubbing the animals' noses grant wishes (good luck?). But it is a nice little sculpture.

Thank joel672018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

A great story and sculpture. I missed this the first time I visited the city, but was glad to see it and hear about how it came to be.

Thank Rich G
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This statue was a gift from the city of Bremen. There’s an interesting history to it. It’s right behind St. Peter’s church.

Thank eagertraveller123
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