Location: In the park opposite the Russian Consulate on Zámecký vrch (Castle Hill)
Year of creation: 1988
Author: Karel Kuneš
Date of unveiling: 5 May 1988
Accessibility: Freely accessible
How to get there
Route 1: The shortest route to the monument in Westend residential district of Karlovy Vary is approximately 800 metres long and it leads from the Hot Spring in the spa centre through Zámecký vrch (Castle Hill) Street, along the Anglican Church of Saint Lucas, up Petr Veliký (Peter the Great) Street and to the park in front of the Russian Consulate where the monument is situated.
Route 2: If you decide for the second route, take Bus No. 4 from Tržnice (Market) to "U jezírka" (By the Pond) stop and from there, walk about 100 metres down Petr Veliký (Peter the Great) Street directly to the monument.
History of the monument
The monument dedicated to German philosopher, political thinker and revolutionist Karl Marx is the work of local sculptor Karel Kuneš and it was installed in the park opposite the Russian Consulate on Zámecký vrch (Castle Hill) in 1988. The monument commemorates Marx's three stays at the spa in the years 1874, 1875, and 1876. Marcel Šulc collaborated on the architectonic design of the monument.
The unveiling ceremony took place on 05 May 1988. The monument comprises a bronze above-life size statue of Karl Marx in a seated position, which is placed on a massive prismatic pedestal made of polished granite panels. It was already the second monument of Karl Marx created by sculptor Kuneš in Karlovy Vary, Marx's bust had been installed earlier on the premises of Vřídelní kolonáda (Hot Spring Colonnade).