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Karl Marx House, Trier

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Opened in 1947, Karl Marx House not only tells about the life and writings of the man, but also presents a history of communism and socialism. Explore the place where Karl Marx was born in 1818 and spent his formative years, and see some of his earliest communist writings. Though only a few original objects remain, a series of informative panels paint a good picture of his life and his influence. A free audio tour is also available in multiple languages. Using our international travel planner, Trier attractions like Karl Marx House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Unlike all the composer houses in Germany, this one has very little in the way of artifacts and displays. It's basically just wall-to-wall placards telling Marx's history. If you already know his hist...  more »
  • We visited it on Karl Marx's birthday, so admission was free (and we got a free cupcake too!) Went in with an open mind to learn about the man and his social-political philosophy. He was very smart an...  more »
  • Interesting to see where Karl Marx started his life. There's a wee shop for souvenirs (a bit Capitalist haha!) and the house itself is a museum.  more »
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  • The Karl Marx House is a nice place to spend a couple of hours learning about one of the people who have shaped our world. The museum is his childhood home and is well kept and laid out...lots of information is available and you can see some early copies of some of his works.
  • Modern museum that does a great job telling the history as well as through more modern times including Willy Brandt. Very few artifacts, but the exhibits have a sense of place. Like a lot of German museums, the audio tour does a great job making the content accessible to English-only-speakers, but it also makes it very slow going, as you can't skim audio translations the way you can a printed exhibit.
  • Trier was the birthplace in 1818 of Karl Marx. After lunch, Pat and I saw the house in which he was born. We didn't get to go in just took pictures outside.
  • Not only is it a historic place, but it is an educational center that is very interesting. While in the area, take some time to visit.
  • Very nice museum.