Friday, April 14, 2017

Königsplatz, Munich

Propylaea, konigsplatz, munich
The Propylaea

Glyptothek, konigsplatz, munich
The Glyptothek (Sculpture Gallery)

Staatliche Antikensammlungen (State Collections of Antiquities)

Königsplatz was a key part of King Ludwig I's dream to turn Munich into a German Athens. The square was modeled on the Acropolis in Athens and the three main structures represent the orders of Classical Greek architectural style, Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian.  Part of a planned development for the expanding city, Königsplatz was to be the center of visual and performing arts in Munich.