Marx as a Migrant – A digital narrative

Karl Marx lived a long life as a migrant. Fleeing from the Prussian state, censorship and possible arrest, important stops on his journey were Paris, Brussels and London. These cities shaped his political activities, his engagement with political fellow-travellers, as well as his intellectual development and thus his entire work.

At the click of a mouse, you can follow Marx as a migrant from city to city. You can not only immerse yourself in his time, but also discover that even today, traces of his life and work continue to be seen in Paris, Brussels and London.

Each station takes about 45 minutes.


Marx as a Migrant

  • Brussels
  • The Workers’ Educational Association

Brussels, September 2017, Grand Place

The centre of Belgium’s capital with its Gothic city hall and baroque guild houses is a UNESCO heritage site and tourist magnet. A flower market is held on weekdays, and on Sundays a market for selling birds. This weekend, the French community of Belgium is hosting a festival and rehearsals for the show are underway.

The restaurant La Maison du Cygne, “The Swan”, is located at number 9 – once the butchers’ guild house.