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Review of Glyptothek

Glyptothek
Ranked #40 of 347 things to do in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Excellent collection of antique sculptures.
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Really different building, it seems like it doesn't belong in Munich... Like it should be somewhere in Greece!

Thank Maja M
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

In a gorgeous location, this stunning building is a bit of an oddity. It's not easy to spot if it's open or not. The grand main doors stay firmly shut and there's a side door open you slip into. It feels distinctly like you are stealing your way in but thankfully the staff are friendly and pointed us to the desk to buy a ticket. You can get a combined ticket to this and the museum across the road, something I'd highly recommend.

It's a small museum but with a fantastic collection of Greek and Roman sculptures all of which you can get very close to. The interior is bare and sparse (a sad remnant of the war) but it focuses you on the impressive collection in front of you. Well worth a visit.

Thank CrunchbiteJr
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Recommended by friends and what a find! The Barberini 'Faun' is quite simply unbelievably erotically beautiful and so well placed.

1  Thank Culmalzie
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Reviewed November 22, 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 June 13, 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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