Monday, 9 June 2014

The Bremen Town-Musicians by Brothers Grimm

Town Musicians of Bremen
3 Jun 2014 | From Marie of Germany

The Town Musicians of Bremen (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten) is a folktale recorded by the Brothers Grimm. 

In the story a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster, all past their prime years in life and usefulness on their respective farms, were soon to be discarded or mistreated by their masters. One by one they leave their homes and set out together. They decide to go to Bremen, known for its freedom, to live without owners and become musicians there.

Despite the title of the fairy tale, the characters never actually arrive in Bremen. Marie shared that a lot of statues and sculptures of the Town Musicians were built all over Bremen. You can read the fairy tale here.

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