The memorial shows von Bubenberg standing larger than life in armor and without a helmet, his right hand on his sword and his left guarding outstretched. Two quotes from the general are written on the plinth, on the left-hand side (seen from the front): "As long as a vein lives in us, nobody gives in"; and on the right side: "My body and goods are yours until death".
The statue of Max Leu was inaugurated in 1897. The monument originally stood at the western end of the small park on Bubenbergplatz and faced west. Bubenberg pointed to Murten, the place of his victory . At the inauguration, the monument was greeted by “roaring cheers”, and an agency report described it as “a true Swiss national monument that exhorts the confederates to unity and selfless devotion to the fatherland”.
When the square was rebuilt in 1930, the monument was moved to Hirschengraben after long debates and has been facing north ever since. In 2015 it was renovated and cleaned for the first time since 1930.
- Albert Gessler: Max Leu the creator of the Bubenberg monument. In: Schweizer Illustrierte , Vol. 1, 1897, pp. 135–137.
- Information about the Bubenberg monument and Bubenbergplatz ( Memento from March 27, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) (in the Internet Archive)