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Glyptothek, Munich

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#14 of 50 in Museums in Munich
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. To visit Glyptothek on your trip to Munich, use our Munich tour builder website .
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  • Look great from outside. It little complicated to come there because no Ubahn goes from Marienplaz but you can take a bus or go on foot.  more »
  • It is a very interesting musseum! You can see an excellent collection of stolen greek and roman sculptures! There are two buildings that you can visit with your ticket.  more »
  • Both the architecture of Klenze and also the exhibits are unique. A connection that's barely there.
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  • Beautiful little museum with a rich history. Would have liked more information on each statue that I could read at my own pace.
  • I recommend a guided tour. It was in my opinion the interesting part hearing all the storys behind the art.
  • Artifacts nicely exhibited. General informative panels in English in each hall are very helpful for non German language visitors. We would had loved the labels in the cases translated too. So pity we missed this part of information. Very interesting exhibits dealing with ancient portrayal sculpture. Very helpful personel. Nice museum café.
  • A nice selection of antique statues from Greek and Romen times. I would advise to come on Sunday, when entrance fee is 1 euro and you can also enter the second building with the same ticket to see more antique exhibitions.
  • If you like naked butts (who doesn't) this is your place.
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