Munich Airport

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Nordallee 25, Munich, Germany

Munich Airport Reviews

johngayton johngayt…
12 reviews
An Airport With A Sense Of Humour Jun 08, 2017
I'm not a big fan of flying, but needs must when needs must. On this occasion I needed to be Kempten by about 7 pm on the Saturday night, May the 27th 2017, to catch my various fiends, friends and other fellow Virtual Tourist members as yet unmet.

Work commitments meant that I couldn't escape my job until about 10 pm on the Friday - that left me with an overnight journey from the ass-end of Exeter, Devon, and by overnight train from Exeter to Reading, then Reading to Gatwick and a flight out to Munich at 7 am. My train connections meant that I arrived at Gatwick at 6 and so it was straight through security and straight to the gate - EasyJet takes no prisoners if you're late.

It wasn't that stressful a journey; I'd managed a couple of beers at the excellent bar at the Great Western Hotel in Exeter (Jail Ale ;-HIC!) and then probably the worst kebab ever when changing at Reading (both of which may, or may not be, written up at a later stage).

Gatwick really is a horrible airport, but at least security was being extra efficient and so I was at my gate just before boarding coomenced - quick "Phew!"

I do like EasyJet, and the flight was as good as flights get, leaving on time, arriving slightly early and with no screaming kids, nor drunken stag parties to disrupt a minor snooze en-route.

Then Munich Airport.

With the demise of the once forefront travel website I was left to my own devices regarding working out how to get from the airport into the city - bit of a bugger really having to use Google - HA!

I was in no rush though - the game plan was to check-in to my Munich hotel at about 2 pm and then travel on to Kempten that afternoon. So here I was at Munich airport at 11 - what to do?

A quick wander found all the necessary bits in the basement level - ATM, train ticket machines and where the trains into the city went from. That was thirsty work. Then I found THE bar - not just an any old bar but an actual brewery and not just with a bar but with a sunny beergarden in the middle of the airport landside mall.

A beer was duly ordered, served promptly and drunk equally so - told you it was thirsty work ;-HIC! Second beer allowed me to relax and take in my surroundings. Even at just gone 11 am the Germans seemed to be getting into the swing of enjoying a few beers before their onwards journeys, or maybe even just coming out here to enjoy a few beers. The barmaid was pretty, pretty much too young but HeyHo, and a second beer became a third.

I was tempted by the food menu but decided to refrain until I got into the city - the "Hangman's Lunch" definitely appealed, apart from the water bit - check the pic!

Then it was off into the city, about a 40 minute journey.
Bar, Brewery and Beergarden
S-Bahn Into City
4 / 4 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
gillybob says:
Great review - I've never left Munich airport - just passed through.
Posted on: Aug 11, 2017
spocklogic says:
I got stuck at the Munich airport once - Decent enough place to get stuck in for an evening:
Posted on: Jun 10, 2017
John, fantastic review and an entertaining read. Congrats on your featured review today. It was great meeting you in Kempten two weeks ago.
Posted on: Jun 10, 2017
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FK27 FK27
55 reviews
Europe's first 5-star airport Jun 14, 2015
Munich International Airport got an award as Europe's first 5-star airport - an award I totally agree with.

Munich International Airport has two terminals: Terminal 2 is dedicated to Lufthansa and other Star Alliance members, whereas Terminal 1 is dedicated to all other airlines. Between both terminals, there is a mall with beer garden, McDonald's and supermarkets, all of them with very competitive prices.

Munich has a very strict security control, but the security staff was incredibly polite: "May we have a look into your rucksack?" Of course it is impossible to say no if you want to fly, but they did not want to appear intrusive. My body was checked by a 50-year old man who did his job with great respect.

After the security check, prices are roughly twice as much as before. However, Lufthansa provides free coffee, free tea and free newspapers to all passengers in Terminal 2. There is a secluded lounge for smokers, a library with about 150 German and 150 English books, and a business center with free internet access for 20 minutes - enough to check emails. Compared with US airports who charge 1 USD per minute, Munich seems to be a paradise. You can easily spend two or three hours in the terminal without feeling bored, and another two or three hours in the mall outside.

All facilities are clearly indicated with German and English signs. Service in other languages is limited.
Airport mall
Airport mall
Free internet access
Free internet access
3 / 3 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
cotton_foam says:
How come this review haven't made into a feature yet?! It's deserve to be on the front page! Thanks for sharing !
Posted on: Aug 01, 2015
EmyG says:
My first ever connecting flight was in Munich Airport.
Posted on: Jun 14, 2015
Andy99 Andy99
623 reviews
Smooth traveling at MUC Oct 04, 2011
We arrived at and departed from Munich Airport (Flughafen München) on our Central European trip. Munich is a very easy to use airport. The airport is located about 18 miles (29 km) northeast of the city via Autobahn A9 and A92. (The S-Bahn also connects to the airport.) It's a fairly new airport. Terminal 1 opened in 1992 and Terminal 2 (the main intercontinental terminal) in 2003. Lufthansa is the major carrier at Munich and has a large presence in Terminal 2. (We flew Lufthansa to and from Washington, DC.)

Passport control and baggage claim upon arrival at Terminal 2 was smooth. We were meeting our ground transportation at Terminal 1 and needed to find our way to it. Munich Airport has personnel stationed around the terminals who are ready to answer questions. If you look like you are looking for something, the will approach you to see if they can be of assistance. Very friendly and helpful staff! One staff member pointed us in the right direction!

The airport is full of shops and places to eat. Terminal 2 has a sizable duty-free shop for last minute souvenirs and candy. As we were leaving for North America, we had to go through departure security twice. Once to enter the terminal after check-in at the Luftahnsa counter and then again to enter the separate North America departure gate area. (There is no shopping after entering this departure gate area, so make sure you have everything you need!)
Flughafen München - Munich Intern…
Terminal 2 arrival area
Terminal 2 arrival area
Snack bar in the form of an antiqu…
5 / 5 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
williamsworld says:
I have been through this airport. I guess I never thought about reviewing it. Cheers to you Andy!! When are you going to make your way to the South. You will always have a place to stay.
See ya, Britt
Posted on: Jun 18, 2012
GeorgeLeach GeorgeLe…
70 reviews
Munich Airport Jul 07, 2010
I didn't spend much time in Munich Airport as I was rushing to catch a connection to Heathrow but the place is big and weirdly long (which is a pain getting to the other end) and seems to have a lot going on but I neither had time to stop nor, as it was sunday, was anything really open. Germany still ahears to sunday being God's day of rest, I suppose.

The place is newly built and pretty modern but I spent so little time there is difficult to say much more.
1 / 1 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Africancrab Africanc…
777 reviews
Munich Airport, Germany Mar 01, 2009
I lived in Germany for a few years and traveled to and from Berlin to Munich and Frankfurt. Munich Airport is a very clean and pleasant airport to travel through. What I particularly liked was the fact that on arrival I did not have to remove my luggage from the trolley in order to get into the train. The trolleys at Munich unlike other airports can be taken up and down the escalators without any fuss. Normally when I travel international I have big bags and need help getting up and down, I try to use the lifts but not in Munich.

I traveled in 1999 from Berlin to meet my boyfriend Peter in Munich aboard a Lufthansa flight, on arrival I noticed for the first time how quiet the airport was even though people were moving around, it is because of the spacious nature of the airport. Everything from shops to restaurants and cafes are well located to create more space. The light grey colour scheme gives a cool feeling in the airport. Even though I was already in Germany the fact that I carried a foreign passport meant I had to go through passport control. I noticed the passport control and security checks were very organized and very fast, it literally tool me 15 minutes to go through even though about 5 planes had landed at the same time as mine. The staff very professional, polite and friendly. I would love to be in Munich if I had a layover of more than 5 hours. Beautiful airport indeed.
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