Few are the attractions that combine artistry and inspiration as deftly as this one; that’s why booking a budget hotel near the Propylaea Monument in Munich is one of the smartest moves you can make on your trip to Germany. It’s widely known that the Acropolis is far and away one of the most cherished attractions in all of Europe, but this monument in Munich is worthy of just as much consideration – in fact, it’s the original entrance to the Acropolis itself, constructed by Pericles in 437 BC.
The archway is considered a masterpiece of design, constructed entirely out of Pentelic marble with small details rendered in the unforgiving medium of Eleusian blackstone. Sadly, the entrance was never fully completed, thanks to the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, but perhaps because of that, it’s been able to survive relatively intact in its unfinished, albeit imposing, state throughout the centuries. Fans of both history and art alike owe it to themselves to experience this staggering achievement, and one of the most popular attractions Munich has to offer.