The weather station was installed at the town hall in1898 on request of the city administration and several local societies. Its hexagonal shape is inspired by the tower of the town hall, the copper roof is decorated by sunflowers and the hexagonal stone base is made of local granite.
The internal weather instruments were made by Wilhelm Lambrecht from Göttingen who used to supply them all over Europe. The station as well as the instruments were mended sevreal times during the 20th century. In 1987 the station was awarded status of a cultural heritage site.