Karl Marx House
Karl Marx House
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The birthplace of Karl Marx, preserved to reflect the environment in which he developed his early ideas on class conflict.
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  • David D
    1,212 contributions
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    A museum dedicated to the life and influence of Karl Marx.
    The museum is based in the house where Marx was born. While he did not spend much of his life here, he did spend his early life in Trier. The museum has materials in a variety of different languages and it is informative, but it does definitely help if you already have some familiarity with Marx and his writings.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Jasmine38Chichester UK
    Chichester, United Kingdom1,936 contributions
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    Insightful exhibition
    Very interesting exhibit. Karl Marx only lived here for around first 18 months of his life, so there is no memorabilia. The focus instead is on his work and the influence it has had over the years. Plenty of reading. Allow at least an hour.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • David N
    Hawthorne, California4,286 contributions
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    A Hidden Gem, My Traveling Kameraden
    I added this as an afterthought to my walking tour of Trier and I am so glad that I did. This is truly a hidden gem. I learned more about Karl Marx and the history of socialism in under two hours than I had in my entire life. This is the home in which he was born in 1818. As you walk through the various rooms of the house, you are presented with exhibits that tell the story of his life and the development of his ideas. By the time you have finished, it is as if you had read an entire biography. There are also exhibits that trace the influence of his ideas throughout modern history across the globe. I found the way the information was presented in different formats (both in English and German) to be very interesting and engaging. There is also an excellent gift shop as well. This museum provides a fascinating history lesson for just 5€, well worth your time.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 1, 2023
  • YazEscoffie
    Düsseldorf, Germany177 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great learning opportunity
    As an Economist this was an obsolete must for me and it didn't disappoint. Unlike other "Birth place" museums this one was very well planned and informative, I learned a lot and it awaken my dormant interest in socioeconomic topics. I went there with my husband who was never interested in this topics and who knew very little about Marx and even he enjoyed the visit. I particularly like the part about Marx's influence in modern times. I only wish they had more stuff in the gift shop, my German is not good enough to read Marx in German and the book selection was too limited.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 10, 2023
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,936 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Very interesting exhibit. Karl Marx only lived here for around first 18 months of his life, so there is no memorabilia. The focus instead is on his work and the influence it has had over the years. Plenty of reading. Allow at least an hour.
Written June 29, 2023
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David D
1,212 contributions
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May 2023
The museum is based in the house where Marx was born. While he did not spend much of his life here, he did spend his early life in Trier. The museum has materials in a variety of different languages and it is informative, but it does definitely help if you already have some familiarity with Marx and his writings.
Written June 3, 2023
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YazEscoffie
Düsseldorf, Germany177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
As an Economist this was an obsolete must for me and it didn't disappoint. Unlike other "Birth place" museums this one was very well planned and informative, I learned a lot and it awaken my dormant interest in socioeconomic topics. I went there with my husband who was never interested in this topics and who knew very little about Marx and even he enjoyed the visit. I particularly like the part about Marx's influence in modern times. I only wish they had more stuff in the gift shop, my German is not good enough to read Marx in German and the book selection was too limited.
Written December 10, 2023
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David N
Hawthorne, CA4,286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I added this as an afterthought to my walking tour of Trier and I am so glad that I did. This is truly a hidden gem. I learned more about Karl Marx and the history of socialism in under two hours than I had in my entire life.

This is the home in which he was born in 1818. As you walk through the various rooms of the house, you are presented with exhibits that tell the story of his life and the development of his ideas. By the time you have finished, it is as if you had read an entire biography.

There are also exhibits that trace the influence of his ideas throughout modern history across the globe. I found the way the information was presented in different formats (both in English and German) to be very interesting and engaging.

There is also an excellent gift shop as well. This museum provides a fascinating history lesson for just 5€, well worth your time.
Written July 1, 2023
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Globetrotter045
Haacht, Belgium5,416 contributions
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Jul 2020 • Solo
A small museum dedicated to the life and ideas of the philosopher Karl Marx. Mostly information to read combined with pictures. All very interesting, but it could be pimped up with some interactive stuff.
What was new for me, is the fascinating history of the house itself. A lot of owners , including the SPD party and the Nazi's who left it almost completely destroyed at the end of WO II. The restored house/museum has now a pretty courtyard and a lovely back garden. I enjoyed my visit and the entrance price is only 5 €.

Written July 23, 2020
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TravelFam
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Jul 2020 • Family
Yes I learned about Marx s life and influence. But the way the material it's displayed is pretty boring. Plus you hardly find any original material. I learned He wrote 20000 letters.... you couldn't display a sample of them?
Written July 20, 2020
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Manolis
Xanthi, Greece2,191 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Solo
The house is the one that Marx was born but after one year his family moved. There’s a historical interest in the place of course but I was expecting much more. The building is very well maintained but the only things of Marc are his chair, his watch and a few books. The fee for the entrance is 5€
Written February 7, 2020
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Nancy Meets the World
Los Angeles, CA546 contributions
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Nov 2019 • Friends
Is not everyday that you get invited to visit Karl Marx home, so when I learned that while I was headed to Strasbourg from Luxembourg, Marx’ house was a few minutes away, I had to go! Objects and literature of Karl were there, and of course you can read about the birth and rise of Marxism. It’s an important part of history, so while in Trier, Germany or in route to the Alsace, stopping by the Karl Marx House is a must. It costs 5 Euros to enter and it’s a small place. Happy travels!
Written January 11, 2020
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Luc H
Oberkochen, Germany523 contributions
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Aug 2020
Whilst the house is historical as his birth house, we were expecting more details on his family upbringing and then adult life. His personal life would help explain many of his observations and writings. The fact that his handwriting was so poor, the industrial revolution of printing and the telegraph .... was his greatest aid to being famous.
Very little detail on some topics of his criticism of the Industrial Age.
But it’s still a must see whilst here.
Written August 12, 2020
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Yair Bar Zohar
Qiryat Ata, Israel2,058 contributions
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Oct 2017 • Couples
Who was a philosopher, journalist, and a German-Jewish revolutionary socialist who died in 1883. At the regular exhibition at home, which is actually a small museum, you can learn about the development of Marx's economic outlooks and philosophies and how they influenced our lives.

Admission fee at a nominal price. A free audio guide is available at the Museum entrance.

Opening hours: April to October daily from 10:00 to 18:00; November to March Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00 and Mondays from 14:00 to 17:00.

How long should I visit? Between an hour and an hour and a half.

Distance from the previous point: Karl Marx House is 600 meters from the main market square (where you may have had lunch). The walking time is about 5 minutes. To get there, go down Fleischstraße until you see Karl Marx House on the right.
Written October 6, 2017
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