House of Lenin in Zurich

Spiegelgasse 14, 8001 Zürich, Elveția

You might have heard stories about Lenin, the so-called “father” of communism, but do you know how he managed to become such an important historical figure? Before communist Russia came to existence, Lenin was the chairman of the Bolshevik party, a small and with little influence party in Europe. He was exiled from Russia at the beginning of the 20th century and lived in Switzerland until 1917. He stayed in Bern, and later in Zurich while writing his "Imperialism: the highest stage of capitalism" paper. He tried to find followers among the politicians in Switzerland, but he was unsuccessful. In 1917, he heard about the revolution in Russia and took the opportunity to lead the empire. The rest is history. If you want to see Lenin’s house and are curious about the details of his personal life (what his wife said about Zurich, which were his favorite spots and many more), you can go on a 2-hour walking tour of Zurich with Questo.

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