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Visit at Glyptothek in Munich, Germany

 
    Munich's mapNext to the Glyptothek, wooden horse from the troy exhibition
Ludwig I.
the sleeping barberinian Faun, 220 v.Chr.
Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 8th of May, 2008

If you are interested in history you should visit the "Glypthothek" at the Königsplatz in Munich. A lot of ancient sculptures from greek and roman history can be found there. Some really exceptional statues, like the "Sleeping Faun" or the statues of the temple of Aegintes. In the exhibition you can see the developement of ancient arts, from the archaic period till the roman period.

If you are close at once, go there. As a student of history or archaeology you can get free entrance or at least an discount.

 

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Munich History

Ø   During the year 1503, Munich flourished and became Duchy of Bavaria’s capital.  Ø   In 1349, a plague went through the city quite a few times. Ø   Sanitation and sewage systems progressively boosted and the population stabilized in 1505. Ø   Munich was under Habsburg ruling in 1705-14. Reformation was not welcomed by Duke Wilhelm IV, thus remaining decisively Catholic. Thus, Munich was provisionally capitulated to Sweden in the Thirty Years' War. Ø   Elector Max Joseph became the King of Bavaria. The Oktoberfest is his idea, originally a huge bash to commemorate the 1810 marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig I, his... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Munich

Munich, the home of the Oktoberfest - Dec 26, 2008, by MadSuh
Munich is certainly one of the most interesting cities in Germany. It's the second largest city with about 2 Mio inhabitants and offers a wide range of cultural activities. Something that's very nice about Munich is the fact that it is... Read more »

Munich is best in the summer - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
Population: Aprox. 80Mio Major Airports: * Franfurt (FRA) * Munich (MUC) * Berlin * Hamburg When to Go: Typically the months of May-September are good to visit as the temperatures are not too cold. In the... Read more »

Short visit in Munich - Jul 6, 2010, by asterix
We just spent about one and half day in Munich to visit the best places in the city and to see how is life in a such a big city. The city is really beautiful but for me is really agglomerated. We just spent about 3 hours to find the street... Read more »

What to do in Munich - Apr 30, 2009, by Wazling
Munich is really a vibrant city. You love it or you dont like it. I personally wouldn't want to live there, at least for a longer time. The place offers you a wide variety of things you can do. If you only want to go shopping, there're a... Read more »

 
 

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