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
  • Arrival in Rue Vaneau

Among Friends and Comrades

Karl and Jenny Marx rent their first home at 31 Rue Vaneau – today a small hotel in what is still a quiet and noble district

The area houses eleven ministries, the National Assembly and the Prime Minister’s official residence. In the immediate neighbourhood are art galleries, a shop for Eucharistic vestments and liturgical accessories, a pet grooming salon.

The bells of the chapel of Notre-Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse, built in 1815, ring out every morning and evening. Marx must have heard them.