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Munich Airport, a major international airport in the state of Bavaria, is your gateway to a world of home-brewed beer and wiener schnitzel. Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany and the seventh busiest airport in Europe. Currently, the airport features flights to 248 destinations around the world.
Munich Airport (IATA code: MUC) is a major airport for both domestic and international arrivals and departures, and the hub airport of Lufthansa. Flights to Munich Airport are provided by international airlines such as Air France, KLM and Emirates. MUC is a 40-minute drive or 45-minute train ride from central Munich.
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Since commencing operations in 1992, Munich Airport (formerly known as Franz Josef Strauß Airport) has become one of the major international airports in Germany and one of the busiest airports in Europe.
In May 2015 it became the first airport outside of Asia to be ranked as a “5-Star Airport” and was awarded the title of “Best Airport in Europe” for the eighth time.
The airport boasts two terminals: Terminal 1 serves domestic and international arrivals, while Terminal 2 serves domestic and international departures. Within its enormous sprawl, Munich Airport boasts everything from hotels and retail to two runways and two railway stations.
Whether you are wiling away the hours on a long layover or waiting for a flight, Munich Airport offers a huge array of restaurants and shopping opportunities. Try Bavarian specialties and home-brewed beer at a beer garden or discover the exotic flavours of the east with Asian delicacies. A world of flavour awaits in Munich Airport.
From duty-free to designer labels, the 150 shops at Munich Airport offer a playground for those in need of a little retail therapy. Shops include everything from beauty, fashion and jewellery to electronics, stationery and tobacco.
Just some of the many services at Munich Airport include porter services, visitor centre, banks and foreign exchange, postal services, pharmacy, medical and cellular shops.
Duty-free shopping is available in the departures area. Please be aware of baggage restrictions and duty-free allowances at your destination.
Munich Airport departures terminal has several lounges, including the Atlantic Lounge, Airport Lounge Europe, Lufthansa Lounges, Emirates Lounge, VipWing, BA Galleries Lounge, and Air France KLM Lounge. Each offers an array of facilities to ensure a comfortable journey.
Munich Airport offers a number of facilities, including: a clinic, physiotherapist, conference centre, fitness studio, hair salon, barber shop, chapel, children’s play areas, dental practice, and prayer rooms.
Accommodation near Munich Airport includes:
Novotel München Airport
This 3.5-star hotel is conveniently located 5 minutes from Munich Airport, making it ideal for stopovers or business trips. Some of the amenities include a business centre, fitness centre, terrace, 24-hour front desk, laundry service, garden, valet parking, restaurant and bar, and an airport shuttle bus. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.
NH München Airport
This 4-star hotel is situated just 6 minutes from Munich Airport. Some of its amenities include an airport shuttle bus, fitness centre, spa, housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, conference centre, restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and public areas.
Hilton Munich Airport
This 4.5-star hotel and spa is ideally located on the grounds of Munich Airport. The hotel is fully equipped with a spa, indoor swimming pool, conference centre, health club, restaurant, bar/lounge, terrace, 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle bus, and a limo service. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Foreign exchange can be purchased at the airport upon arrival, ordered online, or purchased at a foreign exchange outlet up to 60 days before departing South Africa.
Foreign currency can be purchased from ReiseBank AG at Munich Airport. It is situated on level 3 in the Munich Airport Center.
You will need the following in order to purchase foreign exchange:
• A valid passport
• Proof of travel arrangements (i.e. flight tickets or a booking reference number)
• An original ID document or temporary resident permit
• Proof of residential address (i.e. utility bill or bank statement that is less than 3 months old)
Munich Airport offers a number of parking options, including drop-and-go, terminal, budget, premium and security, electric, valet, women’s, and disabled. The parking spaces for women can be found near the Terminal 1 entrance.
Bus and train transfers between the budget parking areas and terminals are free of charge for all travellers.
Payments can be made by cash or credit card (American Express, Eurocard, Visa and Diners Club). Visitors to Munich Airport who make purchases of €20.00 or more in the restaurants or shops can park for free for up to 3 hours in the P20 parking facility.
Bookings can also be made online.
Munich Airport physical address: Nordallee 25, 85356 München, Germany
Munich Airport is located near the old city of Freising, approximately 38 km northeast of the Munich city centre. A multitude of transport options are available at the airport which will get you to your destination. Some of these options include: Shuttle bus, metered taxi, car hire, train, bus and Uber.
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