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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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  • I passed by this with my nephew during a short tour, as I waited for Mr. Pancake to open. We didn't go inside, but the architecture is beautiful and the lawn in front of it is well-manicured. 
  • Worth seeing for various reasons. Conceived by King Ludwig as part of a 'beatification' and aggrandisement plan in the 19th century it's beautifully laid out with ionic and doric columned buildings wh...  more »
  • Plain and not much to rave about with it. It's like a knock off some generic building. Not crowded so that was a good thing. 
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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