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Glyptothek, Munich
(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My nephew and I walked by during a short tour of our hotel area. We didn't go inside, but admired the architecture and well-manicured lawn. Not a must-see, in my opinion, but if you're walking in the ...  more »
  • Without a doubt, a very good collection of sculpture classic within a space very careful. It is a good destination for a morning of snow. To take into account, for the lovers of history and sculpture, the statue of the "Barberini Faun" of Hellenistic and away great young.
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  • Virtually all of the works of art, arranged around the four sides of a neo-classical building on the north side of the plaza, are exposed rather than being placed in exhibition cases so that one can a...  more »
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  • 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 place to be on Sunday (1 euro ticket to both the Glyptothek and Antikensammlungen)
  • The combination of great art, awesome presentation, and a nice cafe, is hard to beat.
  • Interesting for who loves Greek art. Small collection not worth for the entrance price.
  • Glyptothek is definitely one of my favorite museums in Munich! If you're love spending your time observing and enjoying ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, you'll understand what I mean. To the major attractions belong also a large collection of Roman busts, several Roman sarcophagus reliefs, and mosaic floors. During World War II the museum was bombed but thank to reconstruction is open for everybody who understand and value ancient art. The museum's atmosphere alone can't be beat.