The monument to Ernst Abbe reminds me more of a temple than of a simple monument. A look through the glass increases the impression. The dainty image of the industrialist and social reformer Ernst Abbe rests on a massive herm and is optically framed by bronze plaques.
The monumental building was planned by Henry van de Velde. Constantin Meunier created the four bronze plaques. The herm was created under the hands of Max Klinger.