Residence of Jenny von Westphalen, Trier

Residence of Jenny von Westphalen, Trier

The Residence of Jenny von Westphalen is located on New Street between Kapuzinergasse and Viehmarktstrasse. The pedestrian street is now home to numerous boutiques where visitors can find souvenirs to take back home. There are also a number of services, like banks and salons, as well as a few cafes on this street.

Jenny von Westphalen, political activist and the wife of Karl Marx, lived in Trier with her parents, two older half brothers and younger brother, Edgar. Jenny and Edgar became friends with Marx and his sister Sophia when they lived in this home. It was many years later before Jenny and Marx were engaged, when she was 22 and he was 18.

Jenny's mother Caroline Heubel lived in the home until her husband's death in 1842. Jenny and Marx were married the following year and moved to France.

The building is now marked with a plaque noting the space as the childhood home of Jenny von Westphalen.

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Residence of Jenny von Westphalen on Map

Sight Name: Residence of Jenny von Westphalen
Sight Location: Trier, Germany (See walking tours in Trier)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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