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Address: Bruckenstrasse 10, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651/4-30-11
2:00 pm - 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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2016
Waterloo, Belgium

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

Thank Patrick M
Waterloo, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank Kerry712
Rosario, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 

Thank Rita Z
Kitchener, Canada
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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.

Thank Marilyn A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Erico P
Spangdahlem, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This was an interesting museum. Learning about history and different political ideals is worth checking out. This isn't my cup of tea but wanted to see it from a different view point. They have audio in English. This had mixed reviews from my kids. One that enjoys history thought it was interesting to check out as well but others thought... More 

Thank Cappiea23
Landstuhl, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I should have went inside the museum but I was in a time crunch. The outside is lovely and close to the city center but off the market.There is a sign on the side of the building with Karl Marx bust that I originally walked right by due to the area being full of shops. I will right a better... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

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.

1 Thank 376travelergr
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 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 :)

1 Thank Covey M

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