Five Fun Facts About Munich Airport - MUC

Munich Airport Emirates A380 rainbow © Munich Airport

It’s Got Its Own Christmas Market…

At Christmas, the Munich Airport Centre becomes the longest-lasting winter market in Europe. There are over 40 stands where travelers can shop for Bavarian specialities and crafts while sampling mulled wine, roasted almonds and gingerbread.

There’s also a huge skating rink and hundreds of real Christmas trees. And outside of Christmas, the Centre plays host to dozens of sporting events including polo and tennis, as well as biking and surfing competitions.

Munich Airport Christmas Market © Munich Airport

 …And Its Own Brewery

Airbräu is the world’s only brewery based at an airport, offering three different types of beer as well as special seasonal editions. Almost 90% of the food served in the restaurant is sourced from Bavaria, with 50% coming from around Munich.

It’s home to Europe’s largest roofed beer garden where up to 600 visitors can enjoy beer and typical Bavarian food under chestnut trees – there’s even a Maypole. Free live music plays a few times a week as well as summer concerts. Prost!


Munich Airport Airbaü brewery © Munich Airport

There Are Plenty of Places to Play

At Kinderland, for just a few euros an hour you can leave your kids aged three to 10 in the hands of trained childcare specialist while they run around or make things. There’s a parents’ lounge nearby with free coffee, as well as a play area for babies and toddlers with a changing area and high chairs.

And at Visitors’ Park you and your kids can enjoy the world-themed adventure playground together, watch the A380s land and take off from high above the runway, explore historic planes or enjoy an interactive presentation of the airport.

Munich Airport Kinderland kids playground © Munich Airport

You Can Have a Nap – Even if You’re Short of Time

Feeling tired, but only got a few hours before your flight? Or perhaps you just need somewhere quiet and private to work? Napcabs sleep pods are equipped with a freshly made-up bed, work area, USB charging stations and free Wi-Fi, and can be booked for as little as two hours.

They’re located after security, so you can get all the time-consuming airport business out of the way first and make the most of your nap, or get as much work as possible done. You only need to get up when it’s time to go to the gate.


Munich Airport napcabs sleep pods © Munich Airport

You Can Have Your Questions Answered by a Robot

Humanoid robot Josie Pepper welcomes passengers in Terminal 2 and can answer questions about shops, restaurants and flights. Her ‘brain’ is connected both to the internet and to airport data so she can answer questions on a wide variety of topics.

She can also ‘learn’, rather than simply delivering predefined tests. Josie is the first robot of her kind in a German airport and if she proves popular during trial runs, she’ll be here to stay.


Munich Airport Josie Pepper Humanoid robot © Munich Airport
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