Museums and Collections


The Glyptothek was built under King Ludwig I and completed in 1830. Leo von Klenze gave it an Ionic temple front. The exhibition displays outstanding pieces representing the history of antique sculpture from 600 BC — 400 AD. The “Barberini Faun” exemplifies Hellenic Art from the 3rd century BC. Roman replicas of Greek masterpieces can be viewed alongside original funerary reliefs from the 4th century BC. The museum’s most important pieces are its pedimental sculptures from the Temple of Aphaia on Aegina (dating from around 500 BC).


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© Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek München, photographed by Renate Kühling

The museum is accessible via a ramp from the rear of the building. The staff is helpful.

There are barrier-free toilets in the building.

Events - Glyptothek


No 27 to Karolinenplatz

Underground (U-Bahn)
U2 to Königsplatz

No 100 (Museumslinie/museum line)to Königsplatz

We recommend the use of public transportation. Parking is not available.

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Königsplatz 3
80333 München


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