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

  • Paris
  • Friendship with Friedrich Engels

Paris, October 2017.

The 1st arrondissement on the north side of the Seine, Rue Saint-Honoré. One of the oldest streets in Paris.

Number 155 is more or less in the middle, a bookshop. Opposite is the Palais Royal, built for Cardinal Richelieu in the early 17th century and today the headquarters of the State and the Constitutional Council, the Ministry of Culture and the Comédie Francaise.

Five minutes’ walk to the south is the Louvre. Until the mid-19th century this was the first “old” Café de la Regence.