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Karl Marx House, Trier
(3.4/5 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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  • Defintely his ideas changes the world. For miliona of people brought poverty and destroyed lives. Museum not very fancy, 
  • This "museum" idea is somehow questionable: All displays about Karl Marx' life and works, together with some historical context, are well curated in themselves, but too many and only in German--except...  more »
  • The Museum is more political, but everything exposed and for sale is in German, so ... the design of studies also didn't seem very dynamic there. The disappointment was greatest when it is known that Marx lived the first year of his childhood. The House he lived most of the time is more in the Center and is not Museum. But of course everything goes for those who admire 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.