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
  • Arrest and expulsion

Brussels, 3rd March 1848, Place Sainte-Gudule, Hotel Au Bois Sauvage

Marx has been living back at Au Bois Sauvage since 19 February along with his wife, maid and children. In Paris, the revolution continues. He wants to be there and prepares his departure. Around the same time as he was issued his expulsion order, he also received an invitation from France’s new provisional government to return to the country.