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Konigsplatz, Munich


The Konigsplatz (King's square) is a square in the inner city of Munich and together with the Karolinenplatz a part of the Brienner Strasse, one of four royal avenues. The square was designed at the command of Ludwig I of Bavaria by Karl von Fischer and laid out by Leo von Klenze with the "Doric" Propylaen and the "Ionic" Glyptothek. The "Corinthian" State Museum of Classical Art was erected by Georg Friedich Ziebland, on its back side St. Boniface's Abbey is situated.

During the Third Reich the Konigsplatz was designed as a field for the Nazi Party's mass rallies. Two "Honor Temples" were erected at the east side for the remains of the sixteen Nazis who died in the 1923, but both temples were detonated after World War II. Two buildings of the Nazi party constructed by Paul Troost next to the temples still exist, in one of them the Munich Agreement was signed in 1938.

The area around Konigsplatz is today the home to the Kunstareal, Munich's gallery and museum quarter.

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