Here’s an image of the original 1953 statue in Bremen by artist Gerhard Marcks.
Politics aside, rubbing noses with any of the four animals is supposed to bring good luck. These famous animal bards are also depicted by sculptures in places as diverse as Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Fujikawaguchiko, Japan.
Back to Saturday morning cartoons . . . if I’d been a kid in Russia back in 1969, I could have experienced the Bremen town musicians on TV since it was a popular Soviet cartoon.
It was fun to find a connection to childhood on my Baltic adventure.