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Konigsplatz, Munich

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In the early 19th century, Prince Ludwig of Bavaria commissioned architect Leo von Klenze to design a green, Neoclassical square--Konigsplatz--to serve as a cultural, administrative, and military center in Munich. Based on the Acropolis in Athens, and also known as King's Square, it is now home to the State Museum of Classical Art, St. Boniface's Abbey, and the Propylaea, based on the Acropolis's iconic gateway. You'll also find the Glyptothek museum, built to house Ludwig's collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. On the northwest side of the square, a copper and aluminum facade heralds the Lenbachhaus, an art museum housing many contemporary works, as well as paintings by iconic Munich artists like Jan Polach and Christoph Schwarz. The square itself is a popular place for both locals and visitors to sunbathe and socialize. To visit Konigsplatz on your holiday in Munich, and find out what else Munich has to offer, use our Munich trip itinerary maker.
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  • A little away from the tourist trail, but on the way to the Munich museums, is König Platz, I mean, Royal. It starts from the city art gallery, in the form of a pretty dismal arches and is the shirochennuju road from two sides fenced old buildings with columns. In one antikensammlungen, and in another documentation of national socialism, and rests all the stele, Obelisk of wars. The place is, frankly, not one-to-one. After all, there were marches by Nazis after Hitler came to power. Now barren place, but tourist route runs here.
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  • In one corner of the Museum area. And place given the history of the second world war. There is occasionally concert in the College of music have diverted the Reich Chancellery building. To learn recently of Nazi History Museum, from junior high school students about school-age children up to senior citizens, comes to visit.
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  • On the way to the hotel where we stayed in a route of approximately 4 km to the historic center was unable to find buildings and alleys that are real treasures. If we weren't walking would be impossible to find out these riches.
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  • One of the most beautiful squares in the city. Great architecture, several museums nearby. Close to the central station. In the summer open air cinema.
  • Beautiful place in Munich. Great architecture and a lot to see. The place has a big history and is very central.
  • One of the most beutiful squares in the city, with its neoclassical style it doesn't look like you're in Munich anymore. Just 10 minutes walk away from the central station. Inside of the "art district" of Munich, every 5 minutes walk you'll find a different art gallery to visit.
  • There are not many tourists. But the big plaza and pretty buildings are quite impressive.
  • Open square in neoclassical architecture. Preferred spot for sunbathers and students in between classes in Maxvorstadt