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 collection is based around a core of sculptures, the Aeginetes, excavated by English and German explorers at the island temple on Aegina early in the nineteenth century. It was built by imperial architect Leo von Klenze for the King and completed in 1830. Though almost entirely destroyed in World War II, the museum was heavily renovated and opened again to the public in 1972. There also is a very nice cafe located here that extends to the lovely courtyard, weather permitting.
Königsplatz 1, Munich, Germany
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Glyptothek 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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