Marx-Engels-Forum

Marx-Engels-Forum

Marx-Engels Forum is the symbol of the former East Germany, the sculptural ensemble, 3,85 meter high, that was designed by Ludwig Engelhardt and erected in 1986. The sculpture consists of larger-than-life bronze figures of Marx (sitting) and Engels (standing). Behind the statues there is a relief wall of Bulgarian marble and on the opposite side of the square there are bronze reliefs showing scenes from the history of the German socialist movement. Between them there are four-sided flat poles with the pictures devoted to history of labour. The Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereheit launched a discussion on rebuilding the medieval quarter on the site of the Forum but Berliners were against it.

Address: Spandauer Straße (schräg gegenüber dem Roten Rathaus)
How to reach: Weinmeisterstr.U8; S5, S7, S75
Coordinates: 52.518800, 13.403449