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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This was included on a 2 hour walking tour of the city of Munich. Whilst there is some construction going on to make it more pleasing to the eye, memories of its past remain with you. A large music fe... more »
Dieser klassizistische Platz spiegelt die Griechenlandbegeisterung des bayerischen Königs Ludwig I. vor 180 Jahren wider. Leider beeinträchtigen gegenwärtig Renovierungsarbeiten an den Museen den arch... more »This neoclassical square reflects the enthusiasm for Greece of the Bavarian King Ludwig I 180 years ago. Unfortunately, renovations to the museums are currently affecting the overall architectural impression.
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