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Karl-Marx-Monument, Chemnitz

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The Karl Marx Monument (German: Karl-Marx-Monument) is a 7.10m (23.29ft)-tall stylized head of Karl Marx in Chemnitz, Germany. The heavy-duty sculpture, together with the base platform, stand over 13 meters (42 feet) tall and weighs approximately 40 tonnes. On a wall just behind the monument, the phrase "Workers of the world, unite!" (from the Communist Manifesto) is inscripted in four languages: German, English, French and Russian.

It is the most famous monument in the inner city of Chemnitz and the second-largest bust in the world, after the 60 cm higher Lenin's head in Ulan-Ude, Russia. There is a well known local nickname for the monument: "Nischel", which is derived from the Central German term for head or skull.

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  • If your in Chemnitz ( Karl Marx Stadt).. By all means stop. Its free, you know just like Karl said all things would be .  more »
  • How can I write a comment regarding this monument...simply put it it is a relic of some distant past that only represents lies and a system which collapsed...nothing more...there is a touch of...  more »
  • Truly amazing! Stopped by the thing is just so majestic. It's just so much bigger than I expected and definitely selfie worthy. If you like or are interested in history and/or Communism, this is a must see!
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