Museum of the Glyptothek: Impressive ancient sculptures

Glyptothek at Munich's Königsplatz: Information on exhibition

The Glyptothek on Königsplatz in Munich houses ancient sculptures from Greek and Roman times. All you need to know about the city’s oldest museum.

Adresse und Öffnungszeiten

Königsplatz 3 , 80333 München

Opening hours

  • Mo closed
  • Tu 10:00 - 17:00
  • We 10:00 - 17:00
  • Th 10:00 - 20:00
  • Fr 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sa 10:00 - 17:00
  • Su 10:00 - 17:00


Glyptothek in der Abendsonne
Michael Hofmann

The Munich Glyptothek at a glance

In the Glyptothek you can marvel at works of art from four eras. These include both originals and Roman copies of Greek masterpieces from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Imperial periods. Among the heads and figures of famous ancient personalities, visitors can study facial features that appear alive and admire the work of sculptors long dead. These are complemented by the bronze figures, vase art and gold jewelry in the State Collection of Antiquities.

Classicist architecture in the style of an ancient temple

The building was built in the style of an ancient temple by architect Leo von Klenze. The museum opened in 1830, making it the oldest public museum in Munich. The art collection and the construction of the museum traces back to King Ludwig I. The classicist exterior contributes to the imposing appearance of Königsplatz. The entrance is adorned by twelve Ionic columns. Above it stands Athena, protector of the plastic arts, surrounded by other sculptures. The figures in the niches, including Prometheus or Hephaisto, represent the arts and their stories that await visitors inside.

The steps leading to and around the building are used by Munich residents on sunny days for a moment of rest.

At a glance


Königsplatz 3
80333 München

Tel: +4989286100

Barrier-free access

Eingangstüre: Ort Für Rollstuhlfahrer von der Rückseite

Rampe vorhanden

2 Plätze Luisenstraße 29

U2, U8, Bus 58, 68, 100 Königsplatz, Tram 27, 28, N27 Karolinenplatz

Barrier-free accessibility in the building

Treppenlift: vorhanden

Barrierefreies WC vorhanden

von vorn, rechts und links anfharbar

Barrierefreiheit - weitere Information

Verheih von Klapphockern<br/>Spezielle Führungen für Blinde, bei denen die Skulpturen mit Handschuhen berührt werden können

Opening hours

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10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00