In 1983, a monument to the poet (1777-1811) was built on the way to the island on which the house he occupied was located. The sculptor Urban Thiersch created a bronze sculpture depicting the Prince of Homburg from the play of the same name. The figure of the prince is realistically depicted and shows him thoughtfully weaving a laurel wreath. At the end of the play, the wreath is placed on him as a symbol of recognition. Thiersch is presumably making reference to Kleist, to whom recognition was largely denied during his lifetime.