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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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  • Germany stands a sat to the left of the crop lane gate Antikensammlungen Museum of sculpture of the first. From ancient Greece to the Roman age into a sculpture is exhibited. Main head. Pediment sculpture of a fire temple was unearthed in 1811 in Aegina Greece is famous for.
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  • The Greek and Roman statues are absolutely stunning, especially when combined with the background info of the multi media guide. Book to be sure for 4 euros! Right now there is a special exhibition of the ancient sculptures with modern paintings of them together are exhibited. The guide also offers movies and music. That was very nice, I would refrain from but on the first pass through the Museum. The ticket also provides access to the Antikensammlung opposite.
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  • Is a museum very affordable and easy of see, in less than two hours you can do comfortably. It is a Museum of classical sculpture, and well worth, mainly by the Barberini Faun, one of the most important Hellenistic sculptures and reliefs of the Greek temple of Aphaia at Aegina, a key work of transition from the Greek archaic to classical times that appears in all the manuals of Greek art. Also has a small, but noteworthy collection of Roman imperial portraits.
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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.