Glyptothek Munich

Veröffentlicht von

A Glyptothek is a museum for historical sculptures. There are only a few glyptotheques in the world, the Glyptothek in Munich is the only one in Germany. In the Munich Glyptothek, stone sculptures from ancient Greek and Roman times are on display. The museum is a mighty building based on the ancient world. It was built around 1820 by Leo von Krenze. In the 2nd world war the Glyptothek was almost completely destroyed. It was rebuilt late (reopening in 1972).

The sculptures are mostly life-size. The most important stone figures in the Glyptothek are the gable figures from the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina (Greece), the so-called Aginents.

Opening hours of the Glyptothek 2024

Monday is closed, Tuesday and Wednesdays 10am to 5pm. On Sundays the Glyptothek in Munich is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Thursdays the longest opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In 2020 the Glyptothek Munich will be closed for a long time due to renovation.

Admission prices of the Glyptothek 2024

Adults pay €6 admission, reduced admission €4. (Status: beginning of 2024).

Important: On Sunday, as in many museums in Munich, you only pay a symbolic entrance fee of 1€. Children under 18 years of age have free admission to the Glyptothek Munich every day of the week.

Our tip: Sightseeing tour through Munich

A great possibility to see a lot of Munich in 1-2 days are the so called Hop On / Hop off buses. These are red double-decker buses in British style, which drive on 3 different routes through Munich. You can get off at many stops and continue with a later bus. Tickets for the hop on / hop off buses are much cheaper on the Internet at Getyourguide than on site. Further information:  Click here


Königsplatz 3, 80333 Munich, Tel.: 089-286100

Our recommendation: Best city tours in Munich

3 bus-lines, all with one ticket: Be sure to buy tickets for CitySightseeing Munich cheaply online using this link

You can get out on the way and continue on the next bus (hop-on hop-off)

Bookable online with a discount using using this link

All 3 lines depart directly opposite Munich main station

The Glyptothek Munich on the city map

The exhibition for antique stone sculptures is located directly at the Königsplatz, about one kilometre north of the central station.

Top 10 Glyptothek Munich

Barberinian Faun: Ancient sculpture of a sleeping satyr or faun.

Kritios Boy: A famous statue that represents the transition from ancient Greek art to classical Greek art.

Apoxyomenos: A replica of a Roman statue depicting an athlete scraping oil and dirt from his body.

Grave relief of a Thracian couple: A moving depiction of an ancient Thracian couple.

Artemis of Versailles: Roman copy of a classical Greek sculpture, possibly depicting the goddess Artemis.

Silenus holding the baby Dionysus: A sculpture depicting the tutor and companion of Dionysus, the god of wine.

Emperor Hadrian Statue: A depiction of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in military uniform.

Ludovisi Throne: A fragmentary relief depicting a seated woman, possibly the goddess Aphrodite.

Apollo Belvedere: A Roman replica of a classical Greek sculpture depicting the god Apollo.

Peplos Kore: Statue of a young woman symbolizing a goddess or priestess.

Video Glyptothek Munich (Youtube)


The Glyptothek is located directly at Königsplatz (underground line 2). From the main station it is about 15 minutes walk (or 3 minutes with the subway line 2). No parking spaces, Park + Ride is recommended.

Other well-known Glyptothekes can be found for example in Copenhagen, Vienna and Athens. The great art museum Lenbachhaus is not far away.

Kommentar hinterlassen