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Karl Marx House, Trier

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.5/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Obviously very popular with Chinese visitors, and perhaps some hard-core Western communists. Marx came from a rich family shown by the fine residence building. 
  • The birth House of a man who by his published thoughts radically changed the modern world history. Whether you agree with his ideas or not, it forces to piety.
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  • Small House, small museum, just outside the historic centre (but within walking distance). Visitors are mostly Chinese tourists. Interesting, in my opinion, only for fans of Marx and his theories. The rest is enough to pass by and take a picture of a sign and facade.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • interesting enough place, but, it could benefit from slightly more exciting viewings, the kids were bored after 5 minutes. Its very cheap - true commies? only & euro for a family. Was also slightly dissapointed by the merchandise available... (I did like the Marx mug "Sorry Jungs, war nur so ne' Idee von mir" (sorru guys, it was just one of my thoughts...)"
  • Very nice museum.
  • Great spot
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