Language variant : [King’s Square]
Architect : Klenze & Ziebland & Fischer
Completion: 1862 (last building phase)
Locality : München
Country : Germany
Building style : Neoclassicism
Project on the map (green arrow)
A sequence of public squares was planned between the city and Nymphenburg after Munich’s fortifications were removed. The round Karolinenplatz was followed by the large square Königsplatz: the Propylaen gate at its western edge marked the city’s new boundary.
Leo von Klenze planned the ensemble while designing the Glyptotek.
The nazis paved the entire square with granite and added the NSDAP complex to the east. In 1988 the paving was removed and lawns were restored. The street plan has been adapted to modern traffic needs.
Nerdinger, Winfried: Architekturführer München. (Translation). Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin 2007, p. 50.
Ed. Heikki Nikkinen