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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. To visit Glyptothek on your trip to Munich, use our Munich tour builder website .
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  • I loved everything about this museum, from the beautiful building that houses the collection, to the bilingual guides for the individual items in each room, to the impressive collection itself. The ba...  more »
  • In the Glyptothek in Munich, I first had a reminder of the Thorvaldsen Museum in Copenhagen: slumber. Law alone despite high season, great location, great collection. Just the barberinische Faun is well worth seeing again and again for me. But also the rest of the collection is fantastic. Also the partially reduced statement I like always again.
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  • If you're a lover of art and specifically Greek and Roman sculptures, you are in a museum that is to enjoy and much, since you can see genuine works of art.
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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! ;)

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The St. Paul district is the site of Munich's yearly Oktoberfest and offers easy access to the city center. You may be able to find accommodation deals in the Am Schlachthof district, which is populated with small businesses and artists. Glockenbachviertel is the center of the city's nightlife with bars, clubs, and restaurants lining the streets. In contrast, Am alten Südfriedhof is a quiet residential district.
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