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IT'S HUGE

It's alot bigger than you realize when you drive up. Which, not sure if we parked illegally, but... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
Richard-Julie_K
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Wiesbaden, Germany
Time for reflection

An imposing bust certainly worth visiting if you are in the area and reflecting on what impact one... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
Peter_wiwi
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Bembridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Chemnitz this one is called the "Nischel". Its a stone sculpture from the great old Karl Marx. Its nice for a view.

Thank ChristophDBXMCT
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

DDR era monument to Karl Marx, who, for a few decades, lent his name to this fascinating city. Powerful and moving. Actually inspiring, in a way few such public artworks are.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed January 27, 2018

This statue is unavoidable in Chemnitz - it is huge and it just seems very out of place - a remnant from the cold war which has stood the test of time......!!

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

The bust made out of bronze is 7 metres high. It is the most famous landmark of the city and was created in 1971 by a Russian sculptor Lew Kerbel. On the wall of the building behind the monument is the writing "Workers of the...More

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed December 16, 2017

It's alot bigger than you realize when you drive up. Which, not sure if we parked illegally, but there was a ton of parking available everywhere.

Thank Richard-Julie_K
Reviewed August 21, 2017

you just can't miss the huge monument of Karl Marx on one of the main squares in the Chemnitzer inner city

Thank Albrecht R
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

An imposing bust certainly worth visiting if you are in the area and reflecting on what impact one man can have whatever your political views. Seemed a place for people to hang out on a warm summers evening.

Thank Peter_wiwi
Reviewed July 1, 2017

What an enormous head! But it's good to see that something was left to stay after the fall of Communism. A good reminder of things past.

Thank Helgi60
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

It's a quick easy trip from the main train station.The size of it is actually pretty amazing- it's massive.In retrospect it's ironic how something meant to be so monumental has turned into an anachronism.

Thank peter k
Reviewed May 12, 2017

One of the last icons of the cold war DDR . a very big statue of Marx es Head on the main square . The square itself seems to be designed for large parades.

Thank Frank V
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