Glyptothek
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Glyptothek is temporarily closed. Scheduled to reopen on October 13, 2020. Excellent collection of antique sculptures.
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  • Königsplatz • 3 min walk
  • Theresienstraße • 8 min walk
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Sanja L
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Enjoying antique sculpture, but its not German. The museum staff is friendly, but bad organization with the lockers.
Written 6 August 2023
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
This large, spacious and user-friendly museum is a tribute to the great collectors of ancient art and who brought them to Munich for the world to appreciate. Each work is isolated and thus when the museum is full, you don't feel pressured or crowded. Highlights include the Barberini Faun and the pediment from the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina, Greece. There is a small food counter, and you can eat in the enclosed patio. You must check your bag when you enter (bring a 1 euro or 2 euro coin because the machine takes nothing else). Admission is also good for the Greek pottery museum across the street--you don't need to pay again.
Written 24 July 2023
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark873 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
There's some statues both Greek and Roman. The museum is not that big but if you come on a Sunday the entrance is 1€ otherwise I would say it's too expensive.
Written 18 July 2023
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Allan T
Manchester, UK70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
It is not a large museum. I went on the Munich card ticket so it was free entry. There are some stunning sculptures. If you like ancient Greece and Egypt you will like this place.
Written 18 July 2023
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Victoria
189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Good museum containing Greek and Roman art. Information is in German and English. Only 1 euro on Sundays, which was totally worth it.
Written 23 April 2023
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Hamilton W
Hamilton, Canada42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This beautiful museum has a very large number of gorgeous ancient Roman sculptures, and a fantastic collection of ancient artifacts from archeological expeditions. If you like ancient history and art, you will love this place. I had only two hours to visit, which I would suggest is the bare minimum time required; I wished I had several days to see all these treasures.
Written 9 March 2023
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Thomas A
Munich, Germany65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I visited here alone on a weekday and had a great time. I recently moved here, and my German isn't great yet, and was surprised that the museums staff didn't speak more English - it was a bit of a struggle to get my ticket. This said, the museum was excellent. It is almost entirely sculpture, but of the highest quality, and most ancient variety. Very well displayed, and interpreted, I got some really good photographs. I would thoroughly recommend
Written 15 July 2021
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MoonaMuslim
739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Königsplatz itself is a beautiful sight and a nice place to enjoy architecture. Not only the art and sculptures are impressive. The architecture of the vaulted ceilings and vaults is also fascinating, as is the play of light through the windows.
In the middle of the building there is a small courtyard where you can sit, eat and drink.

Munich's oldest public museum; the only museum in the world dedicated solely to ancient sculptures. The main works in the collection are "the Barberine faun", "the drunken old woman", "the boy with the goose", "the eirene with the ploutos boy" and the gable figures from the Aphaia temple in Aegina, the so-called Aegean.

€ 6 entry is perfectly reasonable and should be worth every art lover. Worth seeing and something completely different to all the great architecture and art in Munich!
Written 11 June 2020
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Shelleyash
San Diego, CA1,921 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
It was closed, but it is near a lot of great museums! If your in the area go see one of the other nearby museums! The NS Dokumentationszentrum is next door and it documents the how, why, and when of Hitler’s rise to power in Munich.
Written 24 August 2019
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,691 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
I had really wanted to stop at this museum while we were walking the museum quarter. However, it is closed for renovations. The worst part is you don't even get the see the building.
Written 19 July 2019
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