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Karl Marx House, Trier
(3.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Not a place for children but very informative about this man from history. In depth details of his work and life. Good audio guide. Need more seats instead of having to stand around while listening. 
  • Apparently, the man never even lived here. With the "attraction" to name this one has there yet been aware of that one certain tourists with ... nothing ...
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  • It's actually not really a museum. There are panels and a proper detailed audio guide in the Dutch ... But, there is apart from the beautiful House just something to see or do. .. Anno 21st century with access to all info about Karl, it is expected more than placards with pictures and explanations. Previously moving images, selections of photo material on the conditions in which the working class lived, or more material about the revolutions that followed ... Read a book on Marx.
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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.