Königsplatz
Königsplatz
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This large public square is constructed in the style of ancient Greece.
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,717 contributions
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Jun 2019 • Solo
This public square is the cultural centre of Munich with many museums both in the square and nearby. On the square itself is the monumental Propylaea, the Glyptothek and the State Museum of Classical Art. Sadly the Glyptothek is closed until 2021 and much of the public square area was being converted for a concert.

Personally, I would visit for the Glyptothek (if it was open) and Propylaea.
Written 3 June 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,730 contributions
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Dec 2019
Recently spent a few days in Munich and enjoyed passing through Königsplatz viewing the Greek and Roman architectural buildings on this public square. Königsplatz is a 19th-century public project designed by German architect, Leo von Klenze at the request of King Ludwig I.

The square represents the three orders of ancient Greek and Roman architecture, which you will see in the major buildings around the square. Propylaea is a grand city gate structure. Amongst other impressive decoration, it features Doric style columns, which are very nice to view from nearby or afar.

The nearby Glyptothek (Ancient Sculpture Museum) showcases architectural form of the Ionic Order. You will next find the Corinthian Order on display in the exterior architecture of the Staatliche Antikensammlungen (State Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities) just opposite Glypothek. Both museums also feature impressive column lined porticos that are enjoyable to view up close, particular for those who have interest in architecture.
Written 6 December 2019
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Panathinaeos
Marathon, Greece290 contributions
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Mar 2015 • Solo
The square of the King in Munich is beautiful. It pleases the eyes, it has harmony and natural beauty in the middle of the urban metropolis. But what is directly visible in the main part of the square is only part of the story. There are parts in the periphery that are important from a historical point of view, but nevertheless remain almost hidden.
I Refer for example to the "Führerbau", the building where the Munich Treaty of 1938 was signed between Chamberlain and Hitler. Today, the building houses the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (University of Applied Sciences of Music and Theatre).Right across Briener Strasse, you can see the building that served as the headquarters of the Nazi party NSDAP. In the gap between the two buildings, Hitler built two temples, which he named "Ehrentempel", temples of the heroes. They were both destroyed in 1947 by the US Army in the context of the denazification of Germany.
Written 1 April 2015
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Trip117
Gladwyne, PA1,162 contributions
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Apr 2011 • Solo
This is a very historic area of Munich. It was here that the Nazi's held many rallies. It was here that the book burning's we've all seen in the b&w films were actually held. They say they used to cover the whole area with cement paver's to amplify the sound of the goose steppers marching by. It is a must see for any World War II history buff.
Written 7 March 2012
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RichmonderCharles
Richmond, VA180 contributions
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May 2019
The parade ground in front of this Munich landmark have been landscaped to remove some of the site's association with Munich's Nazi past. It is chilling to see some of the structures that are immediately recognizable from memories of films from that era.
Written 19 July 2019
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Vinod Anand
Kochi (Cochin), India92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
A must see in Munich. Walkable from Marienplatz area. Good area to see ancient sculptures and have a good walk !
Written 7 February 2019
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia14,006 contributions
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May 2017 • Solo
This particular square is quite impressive mostly because of its surrounding buildings, the large and powerful city gate known as the Propylaea, the Glyptothek museum and the Staatliche Antikansammlungen (State collection of antiquities).

Konigsplatz was built in the nineteenth century, now-a-days it is busy with traffic and people walking by to visit the many museums in this quarter. During WW2 this square was the location of mass rallies held by the Nazi Party, information and images I saw while visiting the Documentation Centre also in the vicinty of the square.
Written 14 June 2017
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TravelOctopusCo
Los Angeles, CA753 contributions
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Jan 2015 • Couples
This square would have appeared like many others in Europe/Eastern Europe that were all Neo-Classical - trying to become "athens" -- what made this impressive to me was having the walking tour pamphlet info on how this was the cornerstone of the Nazi organization. That the current office of cultural affairs sits in the same place that Hitlers private office was is amazing. Plus, standing in middle of the square and looking at pictures of a hundred thousand soldiers lined up to be sworn in to the Reich, really put it in perspective. Easy subway stop to pop up and take a quick look if nothing else.
Written 8 January 2015
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JosephPlattsmouthNe
Greenwood, NE406 contributions
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Sept 2013 • Couples
In 1815, King Ludwig I, had archetect Leo von Klenze design a beautiful grass covered square surrounded by stately neo classical buildings. The buildings were to provide a fitting place to house the artistic treasures the king had collected, and to make them available to the public. The grassy spaces and the great stone steps of the buildings provided areas for the public to sit and relax. During the 1930's the square was unfortunately taken over for military demonstrations. The grassy areas were paved over with granite blocks for troops to march on, and the people were replaced on the building steps by government officials reviewing the troops. By the time I first saw Königsplatz in 1956, the military formations were already gone, but the square still showed signs of it's sad missuse. The grassy spaces were still covered by the granite paving blocks. Though the people had come back to sit on the steps again, it still wasen't the way it was meant to be. By the time I saw it again in 2008, the blocks were long gone, the grass was replaced, and both grass and steps were again occupied by people. And so it remains today.

The two buildings faceing eachother across the square are museums, the Glyptothek and the Antikensammlung. The third building, the Propeläen, is a gate designed after the gate to the Acropolis in Athens Greece. The Glyptothek is a sculpture museum with and impressive collection dating from 650 to 550 BC. It has a beautiful courtyard where coffee and cake or lunch and wine can be enjoyed. The Antikensammlung houses a facinating collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts. The museums are world class, but you don't have to tour them to enjoy this impressive space. On a warm sunny day join the people sitting in the grass or on the grand steps, and relax; compliments of King Ludwig.

Königsplatz is "back to normal".
Written 25 February 2014
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,684 contributions
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May 2024 • Family
The square is very interesting because there are three buildings that look like they were taken from ancient Greece. It is close to the old Pinacoteca.
Written 7 May 2024
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