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Originally dating from the 14th century, the building was extensively renovated in the 16th century in Renaissance style by the Italian architect Giovanni Quadro. Much of the structure was destroyed in World War II, and little of the original walls remain. The best example of what survived is the early Gothic cellars, which today house the Historical Museum of Poznan. The museum is worth a visit if you're curious about Poznan's development from the 10th century on. Entry to the museum leads to the rich interior of the building itself. At noon, join locals, school kids, and tourists in craning your neck at the clock outside the Town Hall to see two mechanical goats butt heads. There are several myths as to how and why these two animals locked horns; the most popular is that they were drawing the townspeople's attention to a fire and thus saved the town from burning down. Pop around to the back of the building to see another symbol of the city: the Statue of Bamberka, a petite sculpture of a peasant in folk costume, shouldering two pails. The Bambers are ethnic Germans who settled in this region in the 18th century and assimilated into the local community.