Munich Airport (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM) (German: Flughafen München), is the international airport of Munich, the capital of Bavaria.
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If you try to use the public free Wi-Fi that now is advertised all over the airport know that at least for me was that good. It drops off all time, and of course, in order to get on-line you have to surrender some personal information.
Don't get me wrong. This is an awesome airport. it's new, modern, clean, and very spacious with incredible views of the runways. But at times it may get confusing as it happened to me. From the G gates concourse I had to do to the L-gates concourse. Following the signs I had to take the airport train. You end up on a platform, the train of 4 cars arrives but only 2 doors open on one side of the platform. The doors of the other 2 cars open on the other side of the train. It was really strange. You get off to an area called for L and K gates but if want to actually get to the L gates you have to take one more escalator above the K gates. As a transit passenger I did not leave the airport but had to go through 2 passport check points. The same happened to me at Frankfurt airport a month earlier.
As I arrived at C-gates concourse decided to go to the business Lufthansa lounge at this area but I have noticed quite a lot of people were going in and coming out of the lounge. The receptionist, when he saw that I was departing from the L-gates suggested to visit that business lounge as being quite and more pleasant, and sure I did. The L gates business Lufthansa lounge was excellent. Had a very good nap on the special sleep lounges, took a very good shower in one of the several available full featured showers. The food was really tasty. The staff was friendly and attentive.
Transferring flights at Munich Airport gave me an opportunity to visit the Lufthansa Business Lounge located across gate H24. This is one of the several lounges Lufthansa has at the airport. For about 4 hours of layover I had a chance to fully experience the quality of service and amenities this lounge offered. As you enter I was greeted and my credentials checked. There is a personal travel assistance for any reservation concerns. I had couple of question to the service agent and he was very polite and patient.
As you enter the lounge you’ll find plenty of seating and at the back lots of comfortable couches for more relaxed work and reading task. Food and drinks are plenty. From hot items to cold cuts, deserts, soft drinks, and hard liquor. The coffee machine makes anything. The Wi-Fi was easy to set and connect with strong signal. It was a pleasant stay and experience. Lufthansa proved to be truly one of the best.
A comment about the airport Wi-Fi connection out of the lounge and at the terminal. Munich Airport used to offer only paid internet connection. This time visiting the airport you’d see a lot of ads for the free Wi-Fi everywhere. Decided to try out and I couldn’t get online. When you connect to the free network you’re asked to fill out a form where your name and email are required along of the consent that you’ll be receiving advertising email. So basically you’ll expose your personal information to potential advertisers. This is the drawback to keep in mind.
Once again I found the airport welcoming with plenty of shopping and restaurant space. Most interesting were the sleeping pods and rest areas where you can take a nap at specifically designed area or rent a sleeping cabin (pod) at a small fee offering you a full bed.
I have always traveled to Munich Airport while transiting between flights to and from Europe. As I fly Lufthansa as preferred airlines, and Munich Airport being one of its hub I end up at the airport often. Every time I have a nice experience. Never had trouble finding my way at the airport as signs and information are well displayed. Food options are plenty but as in every airport prices may be steep. I see that many people gave this airport a bad review on some other websites in the internet just because they had to be shuttled on a bus to and from the plane but this is about the airline and not the airport. Internet is not free at the airport and that's why I am giving it a lower rating for that. However, newspapers in German and English are available for free. Seating areas and overall cleanliness are up to par.