Recommended by friends and what a find! The Barberini 'Faun' is quite simply unbelievably erotically beautiful and so well placed.
This museum, in the Museum District, contains probably the world's finest collection of Greek and Roman antique sculptures. It is immaculately laid out with plenty of space around the exhibits to see them from all angles and in close up. The entrance fee gets you a superb guide book describing all the exhibits in English with photographs of each. If... More
This is a relatively small museum housing the Greek and Roman sculptures of the Bavarian King Ludwig I. The collection includes the outstanding Barberini Faun popularly known as the 'Drunken Satyr' (which is worth a visit on its own). The previously ornate interior was destroyed as a result of action during the Second World War. The restoration resulted in a... More
Sublime. Outstanding works presented with clarity. Have you ever wanted to know what was so special about the classical world? This museum is your best chance to learn. No gimmicks, no laser display boards, no shtick. These people know what they're doing and that is elevating your mind. Also, buy the official book if you get the chance. Read that... More
My art history teacher once told me that if I'm ever in Munich I should go see the Glyptothek exhibition, and so I did on my first Munich visit. I'm not much of a museum freak but this place is beautiful & worth seeing. The greek and roman sculptures are arranged beautifully in the light flooded halls in a spacious... More
The glytothek was a beautiful building filled with precious and pristine Greek artifacts. During WWII it was all but destroyed and much of the collection was badly damaged. Photographs and paintings in each room serve as reminders that art too can be a casualty of war. What is remaining is stunning, especially the room of Gods and Faun room. Perfect... More
Philosophies of restoration are exemplified and explored in this wonderful project. Best place in Munich for art, archeology, history and philosophy fans.
For my wife, the classical scholar, this was one of the Munich highlights. For me, the engineer, it was a bunch of old rocks. By far the coolest parts are the temple reliefs. Only go if you appreciate classical sculpture.
The Glyptothek was built between 1816 and 1830 by the architect Leo von Klenze, using the plans of Carl von Fischer. The building has the Ionic style and has a collection of 160 classical sculptures. There are 13 rooms around the courtyard. Among the sculptures are those from the pediment of the Temple of Aegina that was excavated in 1811.... More
I had no clue that Munich contained such a wonderful museum. We came across this complex of museums by accident. If you go on Sunday it is only one euro per adult and children under 18 are free! You could spend hours and hours looking at all of the exhibits. This is definitely worth every moment. If you like Roman,... More
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