The inscriptions read: "In memory of the glorious war 1870-1871 and the establishment of the German Empire." The backside reads: "Died a Hero's Death for the Fatherland" and then lists the local men who gave their lives. Note the attempts to scratch out the words "glorious war" and "German Empire".
This monument used to stand on "Hindenburgplatz", which another sign states has been changed to "Am Martiniturm" in 2010 due to "Hindenburg's basic anti-democratic position and active support of the Nazi's rise to power".
My children, however, cared for none of it and instead enjoyed the see-saw next to the monument.