Ludwig I and his architect Leo von Klenze built a large square, in classical style, including the Antikensammlung. Formerly an exhibition venue (for the first 60-plus years of its life), then a museum of modern art, the Antikensammlung swung back in the exact opposite direction by the 1960s. At that time, the building was restored to hold Ludwig I's vast collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. It has the largest Greek and Etruscan vase collection in the world after the British Museum and the Louvre. Facing the classical arch (''Propyläen''), the Antikensammlung is on the left and the Glyptothek is on the right.
Königsplatz 1, Munich, Germany
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State Collections of Antiques and Nearby Attractions on Map
Alte Pinakothek(0.4 km)
Commissioned by Ludwig I and inaugurated in 1836, the Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest art museums in the world.
Bavarian State Opera(1.2 km)
Deutsches Museum(2.3 km)
The Deutsches Museum in Munich is one of the greatest scientific and technical museums in the world, and an absolute 'must see' in Munich.
The Marienplatz is the central square of Munich, named after the Mariensaule - the Marian Column topped with the golden statue of Virgin Mary.
The Catholic Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady is the seat of the Archbishop and the largest church in Munich.
The Asamkirche is an 18th century Late Baroque and Rococo church in Munich built by sculptor Egid Quirin Asam and his brother, painter Cosmas Damian Asam, as their private spiritual space.
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Löwenbräu Brewery(0.7 km)
The Löwenbräu Brewery has one of the oldest beer gardens in Munich, with a history dating back as far as 1383.
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