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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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  • This particular square is quite impressive mostly because of its surrounding buildings, the large and powerful city gate known as the Propylaea, the Glyptothek museum and the Staatliche Antikansammlun...  more »
  • Saw Aerosmith here. Great atmosphere in the venue... Except for the blinding sun that sets directly behind the stage. But once that's gone/hidden, it's a pretty interesting vibe.  more »
  • Took the city tour with the munich red bus and saw this lovely building .. this one reminds me of Acropolis in Athens. It is really a lovely building and stands alone which gives it a more majestic lo...  more »
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  • When I was in Munich I was attracted by live music and found this place. It's just like a small Octoberfest with live music. Had a beer and some food there and enjoyed the atmosphere there too. Nice location to chill out. Not really a sightseeing spot.
  • Very beautiful place only 5 Minutes when walking from the city centre. Ocasionally there are also open air concerts.
  • Homeless people. Alcohol. Trash. That's what you are here. Don't waste your time.
  • Nice area to experience world and Bayern history. With several Museums and parks it's a wonderful place to tour and hang out
  • Beautiful place with great history. Good place to take a little time break

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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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