Why locals love it
Today little is left of what made Berlin one of the capitals of the communist world. Among the last visible remainders are those larger-than-life statues of the authors of the Communist Manifesto. Few can resist to take a picture with them - they just look like two cute old grandpas desperate to tell you stories from the good old days of socialism.
Why you should visit it
While most Germans are grateful the reign of the GDR is over for good, others sometimes get the feeling of "Ostalgie" ("Eastalgia") and long back for it. Those two statues are your best shot of re-living those days in one photo - among with the obvious pictures of the wall and the pedestrian traffic lights, which everyone takes.
You will notice that Karl Marx´ hands and knees have a different colour. That is due to the lots of tourists that sat on his legs over the years.
Marx-Engels MonumentKarl-Liebknecht-Str., 10178 Berlin, Germany
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