It's already Europe's favorite airport. But since November 7, 2016, supporters of perennial German soccer champion FC Bayern have had a new reason to love Munich Airport. More than a thousand fans made the pilgrimage to the airport to witness the re-opening of the FC Bayern shop in the Munich Airport Center and catch a glimpse of some of their heroes.
Sales of caps, scarves and gloves were particularly brisk, as winter temperatures tested the resolve of the waiting visitors and fans. They began lining up an hour and a half before the shop was due to open, hoping for a chance to snap a selfie with their favorite FC Bayern stars. Equally patient were the many mothers who kept the little soccer stars of the future happy with hot drinks and sandwiches while they waited.
The airport and FC Bayern had plenty of fun in store for the fans who braved the cold: targets to shoot at and games with great prizes. On stage in the MAC Forum, FC Bayern stadium announcer Stefan Lehmann and Bernhard Fleischmann, a DJ with local station Bayern 3, played hot tunes to help the waiting fans forget the chilly conditions.