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Marx-Engels Monument

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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.

Special tip

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.

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2 Comments

Small hidden gem right in the middle of it all. Take five minutes for some funny pictures with Marx and Engels.
Stephan
Local
July 25, 2017
Actually, mostly due to the old guard communists rubbing the knees and hands while sobbing and yearning for the time when they were in power and could abused other Germans!!
Jorge L
Traveller
April 10, 2017

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