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Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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Fascinating to realize that during the book-burning of 1933, that many of Engel's and Marx's books were burned on Babelplatz in Berlin as un-German influences. These huge... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
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Weilerbach, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Fascinating to realize that during the book-burning of 1933, that many of Engel's and Marx's books were burned on Babelplatz in Berlin as un-German influences. These huge statures appear stoic and sturdy ... did the architect want to imply a sense power and stability? There are some photos on the surrounding partial walls illustrating "Western excesses:. Originally located in a... More 

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Paragould, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Marx-Engels-Forum is worth a quick stop if you are in the area. Directly across from the Radisson Blu Hotel, these statues are interesting. I wonder what these guys would say today about modern Germany?

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Thank ArkansasMinister
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The statue of Marx and Engels is an enjoyable stop, there are benches nearby and a quieter atmosphere than the surrounding city centre. Good to sit down for lunch and take in some good old communism.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were heading towards the fantastic Nikolaiviertal District and had a little wander through this most beautiful of public parks. It's so interesting to see statues dedicated to two people so synonymous with communism especially in a county and city that suffered so much under this harsh regime. Very easy to locate being not to far from Alexanderplatz or Nikolaiviertal.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Is amazing how Germans can keep distance about the petty political controversies that surrounds marxism, to maintain respect for the contributions of Marx and Engels to philosophy and economic thought. The statues are surprisingly along the way of the Berliner Dome, seemingly hidden on a side of a small park of the Spree. But is another statue as many others... More 

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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed having our photos taken with these gentlemen and thought the presentation was interesting and unusual. There is always something to see whenever you turn a corner in Berlin.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

On a beautiful day if in the area, it is worth walking through the park to see the statues of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of the Communist Manifesto. Be sure to spend a few minutes viewing the background relief wall showing scenes from the history of the German socialist movement

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Thank Linda K
north east scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The nearest to religious figures that the officially atheist GDR could worship this giant bronze of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels is well worth a visit . The features are a little cartoonish but the scale is impressive. A busy and popular spot - presently this area is a bit of a construction site but this does not impact negatively.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

If you visit Eastern European countries, you will realize, taht most of them want to forget their past, they chenge the street names, they destroy the "communist" statues and memorials. The Germans in the GDR suffered a lot - but they still know that these two people - both German - did a lot. Unfortunately the statues was moved from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This park is located in the heart of the city and is a little quirky. There are some interesting statues here and its worth a look for something a little different.

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Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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