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Glyptothek, Munich

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See sculptures dating from the Archaic age (650 BCE) to the Roman era (550 CE) when you tour Glyptothek. Originally built for Bavarian King Ludwig I to hold his collection of Greek and Roman sculptures, this museum now holds famous sculptures from a wide range of periods. From the Archaic period, you can see the Munich Kouros and the Kouros of Tenea. From the Classical period, view the portrait of Homer and Statue of Diomedes. The Barberini Faun represents the Hellenistic period, while the bust of Emperor Augustus is from the Roman period. The museum includes a cafe. See Glyptothek and all Munich has to offer by arranging your trip with our Munich trip generator.
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  • History all around, even the biulding is nice. You should not miss it if you like classic world, you can spend hours here  more »
  • We had a group tour in English with an excellent guide who made a real difference to how well we could appreciate the works on display.  more »
  • Essential visit if you even remotely enjoy ancient history / Greek & Roman art. It's a small but packed museum, with some great works I haven't seen before (the Hellenistic room was amazing). Beautifu...  more »
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  • Amazing collection in an amazing building. Not overwhelmingly large collection, but each piece is significant and interesting. A great multimedia guide is available which could take you through highlights or delve into every single item, so able to suit your time frame.
  • Excellent museum with tons (literally!) of Greek classic art.
  • Really worth seeing. Astonishing classical sculptures.
  • Enjoyable museum, but quite small. I suggest visiting on a Sunday when the entrance costs only 1 euro (this ticket is also combined with the "Staatliche Antiken-Sammlungen", meaning you have access to two museums right next to each other for 1 euro on Sundays).
  • Great sunspot in summer! ;)