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Ludwig I and his architect Leo von Klenze built a large square, in classical style, including the Antikensammlung.
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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Another of King Ludwig's large collections is contained in the Glyptothek: one of the greatest Greek and Roman sculpture collections in all of Germany
The Konigsplatz is a wide open square that was originally laid out in the early 19thcentury as part of the royal avenue Brienner Straße
A very important stop for Expressionist art lovers, this impressive collection in the former villa of Munich aristocracy includes numerous famous examples of the artistic group known as ''Der Blaue Reiter'' ('The Blue Rider')
The Benedictine abbey was founded in 1835 by Bavarian King Ludwig I
The museums features several sceletons of dinosaurs, e
'Richard-Wagner-Straße'' is one of the few streets in Munich, which were left nearly unharmed by Allied bombing during World War II
'Karolinenplatz'' is a circular square, which is dominated by the black obelisk in its center
Commissioned by Ludwig I and inaugurated in 1836, the Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest art museums in the world
The Pinakothek der Moderne is the largest museum of modern art in Germany, comprising the Sammlung Moderne Kunst (Modern Art Museum), Die Neue Sammlung (The Design Museum), Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München (Architecture Museum of the Technical University), and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (State Graphics Museum)
'Brienner Straße'' is a boulevard, that runs from ''Odeonsplatz'' in western direction