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

  • London
  • Arrival in London

London, mid-September 2017

One of the largest cities in Europe, and one of the most expensive in the world. Important for finance, the City is also a centre for fashion and pop culture. Around nine million people live here, one in three were born outside Great Britain. Around 18 million tourists come here annually and around 300 languages can be heard on the streets.

The highest terror warning level is currently in place following an attack on the underground by the “Islamic State”. It is the fourth such attack this year.