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Glyptothek, Munich
(4.2/5 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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  • Can be visited individually or in tour groups. Provides a rich German history of the beginnings of it being built, the additions, the people who lived and worked there and the renovations before and a...  more »
  • We have travelled to ancient sites in Greece and to many Roman ruins in a number of countries, but we still enjoyed our time in the Glyptothek immensely. It is a wonderful space, set around a courtyar...  more »
  • nice collection, a lot of tranquility that allows a good visit, we don't like very much the gliptoteche but this really enjoyed
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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.