Located directly across from the Antikensammlung, the Glyptothek exhibits Germany’s largest collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, exhibited in light-flooded galleries on pedestals which allow you to view the statues from all angles. A major highlight of the collection is marble statues from the pediments of a temple from the island of Aegina, a priceless relic which ranks up there with the Pergamon Altar in Berlin or the still-disputed Acropolis marbles in London’s British Museum. Also check out the 6th-century-B.C. kouroi (statues of youths), the colossal Sleeping Satyr from the Hellenistic period, a sublime bust of Caesar Augustus, and a haunting collection of Roman portraits.
Glyptothek (Museum of Sculpture)
Our Rating Neighborhood Königsplatz Hours Tues–Sun 10am–5pm (Thurs until 8pm) Transportation U-Bahn: Königsplatz Phone 089/286100 Prices Admission 3.50€ adults, 2.50€ students and seniors; Sun 1€ Web site Glyptothek (Museum of Sculpture)
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