Layover Ideas

Enjoy your time at Europe's Best Airport

Take advantage of your time instead of sitting around and waiting! Here you'll find a choice of suggestions of what to see and do, depending on the length of your layover.


Our suggestions what to do if you have ...

30 minutes - 2 hours layover

If you have 2 hours or less between your arrival at Munich Airport and the boarding of  your connecting flight, we recommend you to stay airside and discover the shops, restaurants and services within the security area.

Please always keep an eye on the time and check your flight status at one of the InfoGate stations or the online flight schedule. You can also download the Passngr App (available for iOS and Android).

Top Spots for Relaxing Airside

Top Dining Spots Airside

Shopping Airside

Munich Airport offers a supreme shopping experience for all budgets. Whether you're shopping for souvenirs to take back home or jewelry for yourself - you will find it all at Munich Airport!

Shops and service facilities of all price categories provide an assortment of products ranging from casual to luxurious, from Bavarian to international, including designer labels such as Rolex, Cartier, Hermès etc.

The main part of the stores is located airside, so perfect for you to shop even with a short layover time at Munich Airport. And the best part: All our stores offer downtown prices!

Shops and opening hours

Duty free shopping

2-4 hours layover

If you have 2-4 hours between your arrival at Munich Aiport and the boarding of your connecting flight, you have enough time to explore Munich Aiport landside and get some fresh air! Besides staying at the airport, it is also an option to have a look at our beautiful region around Munich Airport and discover e.g. the city of Freising or Erding.

Please keep an eye on the time and check the status of your flight at one of our InfoGate stations or online via munich-airport.com or download the app "Passngr" - available for iOs and Android.

Important note: 

You must be eligible to enter Germany / the European Union with a Schengen visa!

Top Shops for Special Gifts (Landside)

Activities at Munich Airport

Activities for kids

Excursions around the airport



  • Visit Weihenstephan, the world's oldest working brewery
  • Enjoy stunning views from the Domberg
  • Visit the cathedral and Germany's largest museum of religious art


  • Visit the "Schleissheim Palace Complex" and its beautiful baroque gardens
  • Discover 60 historical aircrafts and helicopters in an exhibition of the Flugwerft Oberschleißheim - one of the oldest aerodromes in Germany


  • Take time and relax in Europe's largest water spa complex with its Tropical Spa Paradise
  • Enjoy traditional Bavarian cuisine and the world-famous "Erdinger Weissbier"

4-6 hours layover

If you have 4-6 hours between your arrival at Munich Aiport and the boarding of your connecting flight, you have enough time to explore the fascinating sites of Munich City and its sourrounding. Explore all the intersting sites by yourself or on various guided tours. Let the city center fascinate you and stroll through the different quarters and areas of Munich. 

To get there, have a look at the public transportation or take a taxi.

Please keep an eye on the time and check the status of your flight at one of our InfoGate stations or online via munich-airport.com or download the app "Passngr" - available for iOs and Android.

Important note:

You must be eligible to enter Germany / the European Union with a Schengen visa!