Trees cast ominous shadows over the side wall of the Glyptothek museum in the Maxvorstadt neighborhood. On the wall of the museum are recasts of famous statues from the Archaic (700-490 BC), Classical (490-323 BC), Hellenistic (323-146 BC) and Roman (146 BC – 550 AD) periods – matching those kept inside. Within the walls, you will find rare statues of Medusa, Rondanini, as well as figures from the temple of Aegina. They were all collected to bring to reality the vision of Prince (late to be king) Ludwig I, who envisioned a “German Athens” to house the collection. Very little of the art was destroyed in WWII, thanks to an aggressive move project; but much of the building is recreated (25 years later) with Brick.