"Kaffee und Kuchen und Karl Marx" Trier by CliffClaven
Trier Travel Guide: 584 reviews and 1,469 photos
Trier is Germany's oldest town. It has an enormous Roman gate and boasts of the oldest pharmacy in the country. It is now a thriving provincial town and a starting point for drives along the beautiful Moselle valley with its winding bends and steep vineyards.
Trier is also the birthplace of Karl Marx. One wonders how his ideas might have turned out if he had been born in the Trier of today, with its comfortable, placid, bourgeois existence. There are few signs of an exploited proletariat in modern Trier and it would perhaps be hard to advocate revolutionary reform of society while sitting among the town's affluent burghers as they indulge their German passion for afternoon Kaffee und Kuchen.
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