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Face of our Roland
Closeup of our Roland
Roland in front of the oldest part of the town hall
Roland Statue
Roland detailed view with impressive sword and escutcheon


The Roland Statue represents the rights and liberty of medieval cities. Built in 1525 with a height of 7.8 meters (25.6 feet) it is the third biggest Roland Statue in Germany. Our Roland leans on a decorated column and holds up a sword in the right and a buckler in the left hand. On the buckler you can see an eagle, which is the code of arms animal of Brandenburg. Stendal is one of the oldest cities of the old Mark Brandenburg. Nowadays you see a remake of 1974 because the original was destroyed by a storm. The majority of its old fragments are exposed in the Altmärkisches Museum.