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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 weights 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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  • 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 »
  • This is the second-biggest head statue in the world, showing Karl Marx, to whom the city used to be named in socialist times. In the background you find the first lines of the Communist Manifesto...  more »
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  • 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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