Munich is famous all over the world for its varied tourist attractions and among them are a couple of museums too. The Glyptothek is one such museum that was commissioned by Ludwig I, the Bavarian king, to store his collection of Roman and Greek sculptures.

Apart from providing visitors an opportunity to view the old and famous sculptures, the building, designed in the Classical Greek-Italian style by Leo von Klenze is in itself a sight. It took fourteen years, beginning from 1816, to complete the building. Today this museum is a part of the art district of in the heart of Munich. Visitors will be awed to learn that this museum was originally built out of marble.

Munich Glyptothek

Munich Glyptothek

However, it was badly damaged during the bombing of the second world war and reconstructed later on. The interior walls are made out of red brick that is painted with light plaster. Do not miss viewing the famous sculptures from the archaic period like the statue of an young person from Attica.

Move on to the classical period section to view sculptures like the portrait of Homer. The Hellenistic period section showcases sculptures like the Barberini Faun. Apart from them, there is a large collection of Roman busts including that of Nero, from the Roman period.(photo:Andreas Praefcke)

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