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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
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
Bembridge, United Kingdom
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Bruckenstrasse, 09107 Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The city itself is also called as Karl Marx Stadt. It is very nice to see a monument which is not typically designed. I would definitely recommend visiting.

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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Ah...the head of Karl Marx. Yeah, it is big. But also kind of boring. I'm giving it 3 stars because there is almost nothing else in Chemnitz to see.

Thank GaoAnTian
Reviewed June 24, 2018

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

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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.

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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 AlbrechtR9
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.

1  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.

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