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Address: Koenigsplatz 3, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 89 286100
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Excellent collection of antique sculptures.

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Useful to have a guided tour

We had a group tour in English with an excellent guide who made a real difference to how well we could appreciate the works on display.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group tour in English with an excellent guide who made a real difference to how well we could appreciate the works on display.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Essential visit if you even remotely enjoy ancient history / Greek & Roman art. It's a small but packed museum, with some great works I haven't seen before (the Hellenistic room was amazing). Beautiful courtyard and good coffee at the tiny cafe, too.

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Thank 3ddi3
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fairly quick to look through. Lots of sculptures, interestingly displayed as they would have been originally. Nice to be able to walk through the displays and see them from all angles. Allow about 1 hour.

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Munich
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been really fascinated by the surprising combination of the antique statues with their costumes and the experiments of design students to give a modern response in fashion of today. I visited the special exhibition "Divine & Design" twice (with my wife) and as teacher with a group to enjoy this experience. The idea of this combination is extraordinary... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't exactly expect to find what we found here. Our German skills were just emerging and we wanted to go inside a museum to warm up. The entrance fee was reasonable and included entrance to other museums, so we gave it a shot. If, like me, you're a history buff but not a student of history, this place is... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really a gem. The permanent collection is arranged to make it easy to understand the historical progression. And the museum is small and focused. A

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

If you love Greek vase painting, get yourself here! The museum contains some of the finest examples of black and red figure ware and white ground vessels in the world and was one of my key motivations for coming to Munich. The jewel among them has to the be the Kylix of Dionysus reclining in a ship by Exekias. It's... More 

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It's worth a look. Interesting, accessible and full of school kids who are well-behaved. The exhibits are well laid out and with sufficient information to make the visit worthwhile. Spend a pleasant hour or so here

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NL
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The Glyptothek, situated at the Königsplatz, holds a collection of Greek and Roman sculptures dating from about 700 BC until about 550 AD. Of course it’s interesting to watch the ancient art by itself, but for a better understanding and appreciation of these beautiful sculptures my advice is to either ask for the media guide at the desk or download... More 

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Please make use of the 1 euro entry on a Sunday - a nice little museum with lots of momuments and bust from 1000s of years ago - no descriptions on whose who but I believe if you get the audio guide it tells you whose who - but still very interesting and not something you see everyday well worth... More 

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