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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. Before you head to Munich, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Munich tour itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Munich has to offer, including Konigsplatz.
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  • This plaza is historically significant to the uprising of the Nazi party and also the area that houses the many museums of Munich. Rather large and spread out, but still walkable.  more »
  • During the week we have been we have passed very hot and the truth is that there is hardly any protection in this area. It is an area close to the Centre and which is required to visit, by its historical past and present where we find museums (Glyptotek and the State collection of antique Greek and Roman), to which we could not enter for lack of time. As with other museums (in one of the galleries saw it), Sunday you can buy tickets to 1 euro (confirm it all ways, but I remember seeing this). In the area we saw even some groups dance, tango... which gave a special touch to the area and joy!
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  • This square was used for mass demonstrations of the Nazi party. It is worth stopping to take pictures and to know all the details. I advise you to watch a documentary about the place because it has a lot of history involved.
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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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