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Photo from the GDR at the Marx-Engels-Forum with the Palast der Republik and Berliner Dom in the background
By Håkan Henriksson (Narking) - Own work, CC BY 3.0,

Background and Condition Today

The Marx-Engels-Forum is a public square in Berlin named after Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of the Communist Manifesto. It is located on the bank of the River Spree, near Alexanderplatz and the Humboldtforum.

The park was originally established in 1986, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto. It was designed by the East German architect Günter Stahn, and features a bronze statue of Marx and Engels, as well as several other sculptures and busts related to the history of socialism and communism.

In the years following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the park underwent significant renovations and has managed to stand the test of huge renovations in the area. Today it has been restored to more or less its original layout in 1986 and juxtaposes well the Berlin Palace on the other side of the River Spree.


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