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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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  • simply a must! Glyptothek with Barbarin.Faun etc. My favorite spot in Munich. majestically beautiful!
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  • King Luwig I, an admirer of classical Greece, beautragte 1854 Leo von Klenze in repeatedly ramming buildings in Munich, in the former village of Schwabing on a greenfield site of these magnificent buildings. By Karolinenplatz coming first noticed the "Propylaea", "Gate of exalted futility" (so the opinion at the time), were the bay. Army as a monument set. Right of the "Glyptothek" with the ionic columns before and compared to the "national collection".mit Doric columns. Both are valuable to visit purchased, Museum treasures of King Ludwig. According to my observations this is visited but little. It attracts the most visitors in the standing behind the Königsplatz Lenbachhaus.
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  • A huge square, once one of the rulers of Bavaria decided to create in a semblance of Athens. In 1935 he owe Propylaea-gate reminiscent of the form and name to the Athenian Acropolis and ancient sculpture Museum. In the vicinity of the square, there are other museums with Althe Pinakothek.
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