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Glyptothek, Munich

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Glypothek, Munich

Constructed at the request of the classical-loving King Ludwig I in 1830, Munich’s oldest Museum is situated in Konigsplatz, a square oozing with mock-antiquity. Inside however is the real deal, thirteen rooms, brimming with an extensive collection of Greco-Roman sculptures, and other artefacts from the ancient world. The visitor follows the exhibits chronologically, starting with early Greek works and finding the room of Roman notables (as well as some unknowns) near the end. The Museum’s highlight however is to be found in the second chamber where a large sleeping satyr, the so called Barberini Faun lays, a perfect youth in body and a masterpiece of sculpture. Other highlights include busts of Alexander the Great as well as the East and West pediments of the Temple of Aegina, depicting the Trojan Wars. A basic German explanation accompanies each of the exhibits, but foreign language guides can be purchased for €1 at the cashier’s desk, although audio guides do not appear to be available. [more ]

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