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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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  • Ovo je kuća u kojoj je živeo Karl Marks. Očekivala sam da vidim više predmeta koji su mu pripadali kao i kako je izgledala tada kada je on živeo tu, ali je pretvorena u muzej sa velikim natpisima i te...  more »
  • In the year 1818 Karl Marx was born in the House. A museum about the life and works of Marx, as well as on the history of communism in the Soviet Union, China, Central and Eastern Europe. The Museum takes about 32 000 visitors a year, about a third of them from China.
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  • The whole experience was so much needed but one impression overcomes all the others. What a man He was? A wealthy and well-situated boy/man was able to recognise and to sympathize with so many who had...  more »
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  • I wanted to learn more of this man so I thought what better than to go to his museum. It had a few pictures of him and a hologram of him downstairs. The largest part of this museum is actually the souvenir store. The store actually has really pieces and books but I didnt buy anything cause I don't know who he is still. The house itself is well maintained and spacious.
  • This man influenced the history of the past century in a huge way. It would be better if they gave headphones with the audio guides
  • So let's get this straight... To get into the house of the father of modern Socialism, you have to pay? Glad to see capitalism won this contest beyond a shadow of a doubt.
  • 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.
  • The house is now a store for books related to the man. Might be more interesting if you are a fan of him.

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Where to stay in Trier

Trier offers a small selection of places to stay within the city. A youth hostel and a camper parking equipped with showers and toilet but no power caters to the budget travelers visiting the city. For more comfort, look for hotels in the Olewig area or Porta Nigra. Several four-star hotels provide even more luxury at relatively affortable price.
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