9th Stop


Shortly after his death in 1891, the city strove to honor the physicist Wilhelm Weber. With the approval of many prominent scientists a monument depicting both Weber and Gauss was created. 
In 1899 the revealing ceremony took place on the Gauss-Weber-Wall where the monument surrounded by flower beds had been erected. 
The portrayal focuses on the scientists’ most popular invention: the world’s first magnetic telegraph. Although Weber had been banned from his profession and the university by the Hanoverian King after joining the Goettingen Seven from 1837 to 1849 his reputation as a person and a scientist never suffered in any way.