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Propylaea, Munich

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  • Along the way while walking I came across this old Greek-style gate which gave access to the city, seemed out of time and out of context. Impressive and solemn, quite gray and cold.
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  • Here the King square, you can see why Munich is called also "ISAR-Athens". Because the built in Classicist style, reminiscent of ancient Greece, Propylaea located here in addition to the two Museum buildings in the Glyptothek and Antikensammlung. The Propylaea are modeled after an access to a temple complex. This is the gateway to the Athenian Acropolis, the Propylaia. As everyone knows, the historical model of 437 - 432 B.c. under Pericles by Mnesicles was built, but never finished because of the Peleponesischen war and the subsequent defeat of Athens against Sparta. The Munich-based version was - how may it be different - Leo von Klenze commissioned by Ludwig I in the years 1846 until 1862 built. Initially, the plans were very controversial, also because Munich was also grown significantly about the location of this city gate – you simply no longer needed it. In addition resigned Ludwig I in the meantime already, so the project was no longer in a public interest. Without further ADO, the ex-King financed the Propylaea from his stemming. A justification, then, was that with the Obelisk on Karolinenplatz, a fixed reference point on the Royal route between Munich residence at the Odeonsplatz and the Nymphenburg Palace represents the Propylaea. The Propylaea mark the end point in the pure classicism in Munich, also an architectural circle with them here at the Königsplatz. As with the Ionian Glyptothek, the Antikensammlung at Corinthian and the Doric Propylaea, the Hellenistic building Canon is completely gathered at the Königsplatz. Where - a Lord of Klenze mistake: the outer columns of the Propylaea are Dorian mode, whereas the inner columns are Ionic. This would have happened Mnesicles ;) Despite this faux pas, the Königsplatz with the Propylaea is a mandatory stop on any sightseeing tour through Munich and a great photo opportunity.
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  • Originally time intended as a city gate that already at the time of its construction as such was no longer needed, finazierte finally King Ludwig I.das building as a sign of friendship between Greece and Bavaria, and at the same time as a memorial for the Greek Feriheitskampf – so also the inscriptions agree. Today is the most striking building on the building and marked the beginning of the Museum line. And it is of course also a very appreciative photographers in in great and illustrious round of the sights.
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