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Address: Bruckenstrasse 10, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651/4-30-11
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The birthplace of Karl Marx, preserved to reflect the environment in...

The birthplace of Karl Marx, preserved to reflect the environment in which he developed his early ideas on class conflict.

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If you are a 'visit where it all began' sort of guy, then this is for you. Mind you, I recollect that poor radical Karl was driven out of Trier by the good burghers and wrote... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a 'visit where it all began' sort of guy, then this is for you. Mind you, I recollect that poor radical Karl was driven out of Trier by the good burghers and wrote most of his significant work from London. For me, it's all in the accomplishment not the domicile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very centrally located in Trier. I would definitely recommended a visit there if you are in Trier.

Thank Kadir H
Padua, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house were Karl Marx was born is converted in a museum telling the history of Marx life. Following the order of the rooms the different ages are presented, with pictures, documents, panels illustrating the socio-historic conditions. Well organized, but it is a house, nothing more. Anyway, congratulations to the Germans for their capacity to make business with this building... More 

Thank mauribear
Carrollton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Lots of information, so be prepared to stay a few hours, especially if you need to listen to it in English.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The birthplace of Karl Marx has been turned into a museum devoted to his life and work. There are 3 floors chronicling his life and influence with displays in German only. You are given a language specific headset and type in the numbers of each display to hear a very comprehensive description. There is also a very pretty courtyard and... More 

Thank John L
Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

One of the more interesting story about Europe's history told from the view of Marx. I think a must visit for everyone who is slightly interested in our past. There is a lot of information to take in and what propaganda can do to a population when left unchecked. must visit !

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Trier, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It's interesting , but sadly there's no informaton in english. However, it contains a great collection.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I wasn't super excited about the content of this museum. It would have been more interesting if the english speaking device didn't take so long with it's descriptions, but for someone who is intending on spending a few hours here it would be interesting. I'm a history lover, but this just wasn't my bag of tea. I enjoyed the rest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

You need several hours here unless you speak German. They give you a talking machine but each room can take 30 - 40 mins. All the info boards are in german only. if you listen to everything. It gave an insight into a man who defined part of history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

As if Trier was in need of landmarks, I accidently found that it was the birth place of Karl Marx. His birth house is now a museum which harbors much photos and information of his life. The museum is located on street that connects the old town with the Roman bridge. It is hard to miss. It looks like early... More 

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