Marx and Engels monument. Very interesting modern composition which is consisted of Marx and Engels statues surrounded by obelisks.
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A simple statue, but worth a visit on your way past. I like the way the meaning has changed. originally this celebrated the Soviet Union, but now it is a reminder of reunification. The temptation must have been to remove this, but I am glad...More
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...More
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?
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...More
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...More
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...More