The Königsplatz (ger. "King's Square") is a square covering an area of over two hectares and a building ensemble in the heart of the King's District in Klenzing. It consists of three neoclassical edifices: the Propylaea, the Glyptothek and the Collections of Antiquities. The street in the middle of the square is part of the southern main street between Wittelsbach Square and the Bavarian Gate in the south of the city. Southwest of the Propylaea, there's a metro station, however it's not connected to the metro network yet. At the moment, the closest station is in the Museum District (line SF-1).
Klenzing's Königsplatz is inspired by the eponymous square in Munich which was designed by Karl von Fischer and built by Leo von Klenze on behalf of Ludwig I as a symbol of connection of the kingdoms of Bavaria and Greece.
The Doric Propylaea is a gate in the south of the square. It was built by Fritoeser in July 2013 and provided the idea for a classicistic city: Klenzing. Since September 2014, it's part of the city.
The original in Munich was constructed in the years 1854-62 by Leo von Klenze as a representative city gate referring to the Propylaea of the Acropolis of Athens.
The Ionic Glyptothek is situated in the west of the square since 2015 and houses ancient sculptures.
Ludwig's Glyptothek was erected 1816-30 by Leo von Klenze as an exhibition building for the king's collection. The building was partially destroyed in World War II and reopened in 1972, however the interior appearance has fundamentally changed. From 2018 to 2021, the Glyptothek was closed due to renovation works.
The Minevaria replica of the Glyptothek is mostly based on the original version.
Collection of Antiquities
The Corinthian State Collection of Antiquities (Staatliche Antikensammlungen) is located opposite the Glyptothek.
It was constructed by Georg Friedrich Ziebland from 1838 to 1845.