Karl Marx is Trier's most famous citizen. He was one of the great minds of his time (1818-1883). As I said under the picture of his statue, he was a philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. His critical theories about society, economics and politics-collectively understood as Marxism- hold that human societies develop through class struggle. He has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, and his work has been both applauded and criticized. His best known titles are the 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto, and the three-volume Das Kapital. His political and philosophical thought had enormous influence on subsequent intellectual, economic and political history, and his name has been used as an adjective, a noun and a school of social theory. His statue here in Trier was paid for by Communist China.
Anyway, back to our travels:
Trier is a southwestern German city in the Moselle wine region, near the Luxembourg border. Founded by the Romans, it contains several well-preserved Roman structures.
The weather is great today!!! Sunshine, unbelievable sunshine in Germany!!! A little cool, high of 56, but beautiful!!
This afternoon, as I was typing this, Doug went for a ride on the Rodelbahn which is a toboggan or Alpine slide. You can go as fast as you want because it has great brakes. Doug rode it twice!!