List of statues of Karl Marx

Two centuries after his birth Marx remains both controversial and relevant,[opinion] as the unveiling of a 4.5m statue of him (sculpted by Wu Weishan) in his birthplace of Trier, Germany in 2018 demonstrates.[1] Hulking statues of him remain in the former capital of the defunct German Democratic Republic.[2]

The statues of Karl Marx (foreground) and his collaborator Friedrich Engels in Marx-Engels-Forum in reunited Berlin, Germany. In the background is the dome of the Berliner Cathedral


This famous 7.1m bust of Karl Marx, hewn from Ukrainian granite, is Chemnitz's most famous landmark.


Other countriesEdit

Karl Marx monument in Karlovy Vary near the orthodox church of St. Peter and Paul
Statue of Marx and Engels in Shanghai

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ n/a, n/a (2018-05-05). "Karl Marx statue from China adds to German angst". BBC. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  2. ^ Gordon, Gordon (2016-10-16). "A New Biography Focuses on Karl Instead of Marxism". NYT. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  3. ^ Reuters Staff (April 13, 2018). "Huge statue of Marx, a gift from China, erected at his German birthplace". Reuters – via {{cite news}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  4. ^ Demshuk, Andrew (2023). "Exiling Karl Marx from Karl Marx Square: The Political Lives of a Leipzig Monument before and after 1989". Journal of Contemporary History. doi:10.1177/00220094221149971. ISSN 0022-0094.
  5. ^ "From Marx to Michael Jackson: Which foreigners are honored with a statue in Russia?".
  6. ^ "В Тольятти похитили голову Карла Маркса" [Head of Karl Marx in Tolyatti is Stolen]. Press Volga. August 29, 2007. Retrieved March 14, 2015. (in Russian)
  7. ^ "В Тольятти восстановлен бюст Карла Маркса" [Bust of Karl Marx in Tolyatti Restored]. TLT News. November 5, 2007. Retrieved March 14, 2015. (in Russian)
  8. ^ "Скульптурный портрет Карла Маркса восстановили на пересечении улицы его имени и площади Свободы" [Bust of Karl Marx restored To The Intersection of His Namesake Street and Liberty Square]. City News (Tolyatti). November 8, 2007. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 14, 2015. (in Russian)
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  10. ^ "Una tierra dura labrada en piedra". Deia (in Spanish).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "ODTÜ'ye Karl Marx heykeli". soL. April 30, 2018.