The Gottfried Schwab Monument commemorates the poet Gottfried Schwab. In 1905 the monument, created by the sculptor Ludwig Habich, was inaugurated.


In the center of the U-shaped monument stands a life-size bronze figure of a youth with raised arms and upward gaze in the ancient gesture of prayer. The pedestal of the monument bears a bronze portrait of the poet on the front side. On the back of the pedestal there is a medallion-like relief carved into the stone. Poems by Schwab were engraved into the sides of the monument's base.


A low, semicircular bench encloses the niche facing the rising slope of Mathildenhöhe. The cheeks of the bench each bear a bronze relief. The relief on the left side shows a Nordic dragon boat. The relief on the right side shows a horse.

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