Last week, I had a 6.5 hour layover in Munich. That may seem like a long time, but I hardly wanted it to end. Munich offers the greatest airport experience I’ve ever had. It’s enough to make me want to fly through their airport intentionally, if I ever have that opportunity. Here are my top 12 reasons why I love the Munich airport more than all other airports:
1. French Hot Dogs: Grilled outer shell/bun (fantastic bread) filled with the condiments of your choice, plus it can’t drip out the other end. Brilliant!
- Kombucha: they sell it in almost every store in the airport! Where, apart from health food stores (and every bodega in Manhattan), does this ever happen?
- Free internet access (no pic): There are stations where you can use the internet for free.
- Moscato Chocolate: moscato. chocolate.
- Coffee & News Stations: Lufthansa has these stations every few gates. They have a variety of free newspapers from around the world, which you can read while you drink one of 18 free drink options of teas and coffees. I am definitely excited to tell you that I tried them all in my 6.5 hour layover. Given the 30 minute boarding time, that works out to one drink every 20 minutes, and a total of approximately 10 shots of espresso.
- Nap Cabs: If I weren’t so busy playing, I would’ve rented one of these.
- Stores: The stores in Munich are so design-y and hip.
- Free Toblerone (no pic): in all 3 flavors. Dark chocolate. White chocolate. Milk chocolate. They’re just laying out on a stand outside the Toblerone store. Joey from Friends would be so happy!
- Wide walkies: the people-movers in the airport are wide enough for 2 people and their luggage! No more standing behind the standers when you really need to sprint!
- Lounges: the lounge areas all had these recliners with footrests.
- Free luggage carts (no pic): All the luggage carts are free and there are stations throughout the terminals.
- Free foosball tables: I mean, what? Awesome.
And once I boarded, this was my plane. So posh, so sleek, even for coach.
For the sake of comparison, this is where I spent my 9.5 hour layover in the Berlin airport.
What airports are at the top and bottom of your list?