"Glyptothek - The Museum" Glyptothek Tip by aliante1981

Glyptothek, Munich: 16 reviews and 26 photos

This excellent collection of antique sculptures is indeed housed in the Glyptothek, and it was the first public museum dedicated to a single art field, namely sculpture. The funny thing is that Leo von Klenze - the architect who built the Glyptothek - not only constructed the edifice, but also decided how the exhibits are to be placed inside.

Here, not only the Barberini faun enjoys world fame. There are also Apollo of Terentia (dating back to 560 BC), the tomb stele of Mnesareta (from 380 BC), and sculptures from the façade of the ancient temple of Aphaia in Aegina - these depicting fames scenes from Achaean-Trojan wars.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday 10am-5pm, Thursday till 8pm

Fortnightly guided tours at 6pm on Thursday

Address: Konigsplatz
Directions: U2-Bahn: Konigsplatz
Phone: +49 - 89 286100
Website: http://www.antike-am-koenigsplatz.mwn.de/en/glyptothek-munich.html

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  • Written Dec 28, 2003
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