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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 which...

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

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History of socialism

This is a small museum, but has a lot of interactive exhibits. The location is close to the market place, and easy to find. Very educational experience - plan on about 2 hours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum, but has a lot of interactive exhibits. The location is close to the market place, and easy to find. Very educational experience - plan on about 2 hours to see everything.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the good and interactive museems in germany. A must for anyone who is interested in the great thinkers of Europe and maybe you can see also that marxs ideas were ahead of his time.Also very informative about the predictions marx had about capitalism.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go, you will learn a bit about Karl Marx and a lot about the history of communism. The house is small, the tour takes about an hour, but don't miss the gift shop! I personally adore the communist chocolate and wine :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Worth about two hours of time. The free audioguide with entry together with the exhibits did a wonderful job not only describing all aspects of Marx's life but also the impact of Marxism, until today. Great garden and courtyard too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I've never known much about Karl Marx but the house gives you a comprehensive history of the man & the movement. Each room has a number of boards to read or the audio guide will take you through each room. Well worth a visit

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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

As small as it looks they packed in so much, really well exhibited. A must for all visitors to Trier.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

There are several signs that will assist you in getting to the right area for the house but the house itself isn't well marked - we walked past it twice. The only thing to see is the house and written information on Marx's. There are no furnishings. You will need to get the audio tour to get anything of substance... More 

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bardolino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

There is not really much to be seen in Karl Marx' house, but a lot of information is given in the audio guide starting from his own work and going up to the way his ideas have been misused in many places worldwide. Highly recommended.

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melb
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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 November 14, 2015 via mobile

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

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