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Konigsplatz, Munich

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • The King is in the Munich "Museum corner". A classic gate is located at the front side. The collection is located on the sides of the square space on the one hand the Glyptothek with its sculpture collection and on the other. Both worth a visit. In the summer, concerts are held on the Königsplatz. A spectacular location in Munich.
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  • Munich should be discovered on foot. Around town is to find places like this, with incredible view and surrounded by history
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  • If you're planning just to have a look at the square, not sure is worth all the trouble. Although is does have a very historical signifcance, once there it felt just like an "ok interesting building" ...  read more »
  • The chilling epicentre of National Socialist Munich, Koenigsplatz is nicknamed "Little Athens" for good reason. Every side of this monumental square is flanked by neoclassical buildings, the large Propylaeum to commemorate the Bavarian acquisition of the newly-formed Kingdom of Greece, two temples (in Ionic and Corinthian style) built to house the Bavarian state's collection of classical antiquities and statues, and finally two imposing 1930s buildings, the Fuehrerbau (Fuehrer Building) and the Verwaltungsbau (Administration Building). Well worth a visit, especially to see the newly-opened History Documentation Centre on the square, which explains the area's recent past.
  • Spacious, historical square surrounded by museums with beautiful ancient architecture. It's a nice green spot in summer for hanging out with friends.
  • In my opinion, it's one of the most beautiful place in munich
  • Without the museums, this is an underwhelming open square. Nice neo-classical architecture frames an outdoor park, but if you don't have time or interest for the museums, this is by no means a necessary part of a trip to munich.
  • Great historic place to visit with exceptional picture opportunities.
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