See sculptures dating from the Archaic age (650 BCE) to the Roman era (550 CE) when you tour Glyptothek. Originally built for Bavarian King Ludwig I to hold his collection of Greek and Roman sculptures, this museum now holds famous sculptures from a wide range of periods. From the Archaic period, you can see the Munich Kouros and the Kouros of Tenea. From the Classical period, view the portrait of Homer and Statue of Diomedes. The Barberini Faun represents the Hellenistic period, while the bust of Emperor Augustus is from the Roman period. The museum includes a cafe. To visit Glyptothek on your trip to Munich, use our Munich tour builder website .
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mooie grieks gebouw op een mooie binnenplaats je kunt het ook vanbinnen bekijken jammer genoeg is ons dat niet gelukt maar het was het vanbuiten bezichtigen ook zeker de moeite waard more »Beautiful Greek building in a nice courtyard you can also view it inside unfortunately we did not succeed but it was also worth seeing
Das Museum ist auch von außen optisch auf den Inhalt abgestimmt - griechisch-römische Kunst bzw. Artefakte. Harmonisch in der Anlage am Königsplatz gelegen und verkehrstechnisch sehr gut zu erreichen. more »The museum is also visually adapted to the content from the outside - Greco-Roman art or artifacts. Harmoniously located in the complex at Königsplatz and very easy to reach in terms of traffic.
We wanted to visit this Museum to enjoy fine ancient art. But unfortunately, one of the two buildings is being refurbished and it is closed. It turns out that the one that is closed is the one with the main ancient sculpture exhibits!. So I do not feel it is fair at all to charge the full price when only one house is open...and no guide plan is included. Nevertheless, beautiful pottery to admire.
The Glyptothek is current closed for renovations and will not be open again until 2021. I just wish the website mentioned it. Had it not been for the Propylaea and the Staatliche Antikensammlungen museum opposite Glyptothek, the day would've been a total loss. The entirety of the building is covered up during the renovations. At best, you can see the roof from the steps of Staatliche Antikensammlungen.
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