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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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  • Very nice place where you can imagine you're in antique Greece, every building you can see on the spot is neoclassical style 
  • Impressive scenery in the heart of the city. Goose bumps, if you think about the history of the Third Reich. Must be necessarily seen. However, museums do not adhere to the designated opening hours!
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  • Munich has Yes verily not little such impressive buildings, and also this area here should be seen/visited have. Metro bring one easily here, and then a roughly one-hour stroll through the Museum District to the Odeon square is a well worth seeing as well as exciting idea. At least for those visitors who are interested in architecture.
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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