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“Beautifully laid out museum”
Review of Glyptothek

Glyptothek
Ranked #38 of 341 things to do in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Excellent collection of antique sculptures.
Reviewed 22 November 2013

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 you like antique sculpture or have just a passing interest I highly recommend this museum.

3  Thank CJT007
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

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 very much simplified interior. It is this paired down space, as well as the quality of the pieces that makes a visit so enjoyable. The plain brick walls present a perfect backdrop against which the cool marble stands. Pictures taken without flash are allowed.

2  Thank Alyson M
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

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 after you have wandered round this wonderful space and your knowledge and appreciation of classical art will blossom.

2  Thank StevenRhodes
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

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 way.
The museum is not huge, an hour will be sufficient for most visitors, maybe more for experts or those who read all of the descriptions about the artwork.
There's a nice little cafe half way through the museum.
On sunday's the entrance is only 1 euro.

3  Thank twyss
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

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 for a rainy day, near the city center, and the cafe is very popular. Only 1€ on Sundays!

2  Thank DC20something
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