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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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  • Free visit with audio guide in french. Do not hesitate to get if you have the time, worth a visit for anyone interested in history.
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  • As Germany's only Karl Marx - Museum, the House is a large task under difficult conditions. Since the establishment of the Museum was almost completed when the House requisitioned the Nazis of all blocked, and all exhibits and documents destroyed or scattered. Although Marx to classify politically left, he belongs to the biggest thinkers and philosophers of the world. Trier can be proud of him. In this House succeeded quite well, to bring the history of the House and Marx. Object the Museum is unfortunately not accessible, a visit but worthwhile.
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  • We were curious so we went for a visit. Plan on a couple of hours, the place is fascinating. They could make a fortune if they sold T-shirts.  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.