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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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  • Excellent building of the 19th century, reconstructed in exemplary manner after the war. Very bright, perfect to display classical sculpture. Very educational, easy travel. Patio interior with a nice cup of coffee.
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  • You should be interested in very old sculptures, then it is the top address by the way go because one there is straight, then it quickly gets boring, especially with children, but the aficionados will be thrilled
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  • On the way to the hotel it was possible to observe buildings which are true works of art. This was obligatory stop for photos, there wasn't time for us but the external beauty is already filling his eyes.
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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.