Munich Königsplatz and the HQ of the Nazi Party

Königsplatz –  King’s Square – is a monumental  square in the Maxvorstadt district of Munich. Built in the style of European Neoclassicism in the 19th century, it displays the Propyläen Gate and, facing each other, the Glyptothek (The royal collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture) and the Staatliche Antikensammlungen (State antiquities museum – consisting of Greek, Etruscan and Roman artefacts). The square was designed as part of the representative boulevard Brienner Straße by Karl von Fischer working for Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and laid out by Leo von Klenze. Fischer modeled the Königsplatz on the Acropolis in Athens. The concept was classical rigor embedded in living green, and so an expression of urban ideas of Ludwig I. who wanted to see cultural life, civic ideals, Catholic Christianity, royal administration and the military all together and embedded in green. As a beautiful and monumental place, the Königplatz was used during the Third Reich as a square for the Nazi Party’s mass...
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