State antique collections in Munich

Staatliche Antikensammlungen auf dem Königsplatz

Visitors are immersed in a world long gone

Filigree vase paintings tell stories from a thousands of years ago. Learn about how Dionysus sailed the sea or how Olympic athletes competed. A visit to the State Antiquities Collections, gets you immersed in a world long gone. See more on the state antique collections in Munich.

Der Königsplatz aus Sicht der Staatlichen Antikensammlungen, Foto: Katy Spichal
Foto: Katy Spichal

The State Antiques Collection include Greek, Etruscan and Roman cabaret, vases, bronzes, terracottas, glass and jewellery. The pieces date from between the 3rd millennium B.C. and 400 A.D. The vases show mythological illustrations and take the visitor back to the world of antiquity - with gold jewellery from Etruscany or the first Greek-Persian glass works.

The building

 

The State Antiquities Collection on Königsplatz is housed in a Corinthian-styled temple building. In 1848, the Bavarian King Ludwig I celebrated the opening of the building erected by Georg Friedrich Ziebland. Here, art and trade exhibitions were to be held. During the Second World War, the building suffered major war damage. After reconstruction, it was reopened in 1967 as the home of the State Antiquities Collection.

 

Admission fees

6 euros. Concessions - 4 euros. Free entrance for those 18 years and below. Sundays - 1 euro

 

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