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Address: Bruckenstrasse 10, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651/4-30-11
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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you will see lots of Chinese tourists here!

When Karl Marx was born here, Trier counted less than 10.000 inhabitants. The houses is not located in the karl Marx Street, but in the Bruckenstrasse 10. They kept the old name... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
nele w
Antwerp, Belgium

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When Karl Marx was born here, Trier counted less than 10.000 inhabitants. The houses is not located in the karl Marx Street, but in the Bruckenstrasse 10. They kept the old name for this part of the street because of its historic importance. The house has a 1727 front section, an inner courtyard from the 1860's and a large garden.... More 

Thank nele w
Grafenwohr, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i believe find more personal stuff about the figure in there but not really much to see in the inside.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every person who is interested in politics, history and philosophy must visit from this museum. A very good introduction about Karl Marx for everyone from child to died. The Marx house has remained in good condition and with every step in this house you can feel that Marx has passed from this & ...

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First - get the audio guide. I tried without it, knowing a bit about Marx, and was lost after one or two exhibits. It's free so there is no excuse. It can be quite long, particularly towards the end when they talk about the post-Marx schism in the policital organisations but push through as the last bit is quite interesting.

Thank PattersonofShadwell
Wuppertal, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really a very nice place to visit. We have leraned a lot about things we don't know in the States: communism

1 Thank 527jonathansmith
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

If you have a genuine interest in the effect Marx had on the world, and/or 19th century European history you will probably find this place fascinating. It is rather dry, and it is very old fashioned in that it provides an enormous amount of information, in the wall displays and audio guides. Be warned, there are no interactive computer displays... More 

1 Thank Patrick M
Waterloo, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I am not a Marxist, but enjoyed visiting the house with my grade 9 son. It is an interesting way to expose him to these ideas and this man and his history. We used the audio guide in English, so could not fully experience the exhibits, which are in German. The house is lovely, you explore three floors and a... More 

1 Thank Kerry712
Rosario, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

If you feel like listening to Karl Marx's political life and worldwide influence, in detail, this is the place, though you could also read it in a book or on the Internet. Having visited other famous figures' homes I'd say this one is not as interesting as others which show the owners' belongings and make you feel the atmosphere and... More 

1 Thank Rita Z
Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

This is just a plaque on a wall to recognize a very historical figure. The building itself is a dollarama. In a city that has gone to great lengths to acknowledge it's history one would expect more.

1 Thank Marilyn A
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The socialist house of the infamous Carl Marx will charge you about 14 Euros upon entry and its not free. Which is very ironic if you think about it. Unless you are interested in history and if you are a strong sympathizer of the man. I would not recommend visiting this house.

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