Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Bavaria  /  Upper Bavaria  /  Munich  /  Propylaea

Propylaea, Munich

4.5
#171 of 558 in Things to do in Munich
Propylaea is located in Munich. Arrange your visit to Propylaea and discover more family-friendly attractions in Munich using our Munich attractions app.
Create an itinerary including Propylaea
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Propylaea Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
58 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Greek culture was seen as the craddle of civilization - thus, a truly cultured city, one thought in the 19th century, also ought to have its share of Greek buildings - and the Propylaea was one of...  more »
  • One of the three impressive buildings at Königsplatz is that of the Propylaea, a grand city gate built in the manner of the Doric Order of Greek architecture by Leo von Klenze. This landmark was...  more »
Google
  • Propylaea - is a large stone gate with massive columns made in Greek style(with the Doric order) in 1862. One of two most powerful and monumental sights in the form of a gate that I saw in Germany and can say not only “looks strong”, but also “looks beautiful”. The second such attraction was the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. These gates look relatively funny against the backdrop of a very large and completely empty round square. Only on its sides are two interesting museums.
  • This propylaea (yeah, that would be a monumental gate) was erected to commemorate the ascension of Otto (son of King Ludwig I of Bavaria) to the Greek throne. Built in the style of Doric Order, there are three gates on the propylaea supported by Ionic columns. The interiors is decorated with reliefs and sculptures celebrating the crowning of King Otto and the Greek War of Independence.

Plan your trip to Munich

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Munich

4.5
Duration: 3 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Munich

See all ›
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Munich

4.1
Duration: 1 hour
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.1
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Munich

4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Munich

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Munich

4.2
Duration: 4 hours
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours