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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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  • During the bus rides through the city did stop. enjoyed not only of buildings but also seen from the environment to relax people a little quiet. and is in town!
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  • Built as a tribute to the architecture of classical Greece and then used by the Nazi party as the stage for its parades and mass rallies, the square is also the center of a myriad of museums today one more interesting than the other. To see absolutely
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  • It was a bit disappointing for me, because differently than other attractions that were so neatly cared for, this one was not like this. But definitely worth the visit...  more »
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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