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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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  • Beautiful Greek building in a nice courtyard you can also view it inside unfortunately we did not succeed but it was also worth seeing
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  • The museum is also visually adapted to the content from the outside - Greco-Roman art or artifacts. Harmoniously located in the complex at Königsplatz and very easy to reach in terms of traffic.
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  • It was closed, but it is near a lot of great museums! If your in the area go see one of the other nearby museums! The NS Dokumentationszentrum is next door and it documents the how, why, and when of H...  more »
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  • We wanted to visit this Museum to enjoy fine ancient art. But unfortunately, one of the two buildings is being refurbished and it is closed. It turns out that the one that is closed is the one with the main ancient sculpture exhibits!. So I do not feel it is fair at all to charge the full price when only one house is open...and no guide plan is included. Nevertheless, beautiful pottery to admire.
  • The Glyptothek is current closed for renovations and will not be open again until 2021. I just wish the website mentioned it. Had it not been for the Propylaea and the Staatliche Antikensammlungen museum opposite Glyptothek, the day would've been a total loss. The entirety of the building is covered up during the renovations. At best, you can see the roof from the steps of Staatliche Antikensammlungen.
  • Very few details in English. If you weren’t an archaeologist, you wouldn’t know what was going on. However the collection is exceptional. Also it is 1€ for cloaking.
  • Just great to see the busts and images of so many emperors. The cafe is a secret tip. Sitting in the courtyard and having cappuccino and cake is a must. But be aware Glyptothek will close Oktober 22 for more than a year for renovation !
  • Looks interesting from the outside, but is surrounded by plywood walls and razor wire and is under construction. Betreten Verboten.
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