The 33-metre high monument designed by architect Wilhelm Kreis was officially unveiled on 20th May 1902. The powerful columns symbolising the close collaboration of the German tribes are held together by a high tambour and crowned with a mighty helmet. "Honour, Freedom, Fatherland", the motto engraved in the architrave, stands for the spirit of academic youth during the wars against Napoleon and the 1870/71 war. The monument is dedicated to all those who stood up for the unity and freedom of Germany in the 19th century and especially the fraternity members who lost their lives during this period. A permanent exhibition inside the monument provides an overview of the liberal and democratic attitude of the original fraternity movement, the history of the fraternity and the fraternity monument.