The Anatomiegarten with the famous Bunsen Monument is located in the main street.
Just as Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (1811-1899) was appreciated by the people as an affable man and a popular personality during the 44 years he lived in Heidelberg, the people of Heidelberg also gladly accepted his monument and took it into their care. Despite latent dangers, it has not been melted down. It was thanks to a fundraising campaign initiated by Bunsen's second successor as director of the Chemical Institute, Professor Dr. Theodor Curtius, which raised 65,000 gold marks by 1910. The Karlsruhe sculptor and academy teacher Hermann Volz created the bronze monument and the two allegories in stuccoed granite in 1907/8 for 59,000 marks. Volz had known Bunsen personally. The unveiling of the monument at its original location in Leopoldstraße at the level of the extended Märzgasse took place on August 1, 1908.
The bronze figure of Bunsen holds, according to a thinker, the head slightly inclined and therefore does not look directly at the building, in which the scholar together with Gustav Kirchhoff succeeded in the ground-breaking discovery of the method of spectral analysis.