Ten reasons to visit Munich Airport

Special experience day or relaxed vacation stopover

Use the cooler months for a trip to the airport and spend a special experience day with shopping, feasting and relaxing.

And if Munich Airport is part of your travel route, be sure to allow more time and take advantage of the many entertainment options and services before departure.

Discover ten highlights that are worth a trip to Munich Airport and make your stay at the airport so enjoyable.

  • Shopping in the satellite terminal
    With 150 stores and 60 restaurants, it's not just the waiting time at Munich Airport that flies by. The airport is also worth a trip for those staying at home with its numerous leisure activities.

1. Relax and unwind

Before a long flight, guests can recharge their batteries or simply forget the hectic pace and stress of everyday life at the Mountain Hub Spa area of the Hilton Munich Airport hotel. The spa area attracts visitors with a heated 17-meter indoor pool, a fitness studio, Finnish saunas and steam baths.

Admission to the Mountain Hub Spa is also available to non-hotel guests and can be booked either for two hours or as a day pass.

To the Mountain Hub Spa pampering

Mountain Hub Spa

2. Go on a shopping tour

More than 150 stores and service facilities invite you to stroll around Munich Airport. In addition, parking in the P20 parking garage is free for three hours for purchases of 20 Euro or more.

And if you don't feel like carrying the heavy bags home after a successful shopping spree, you can have your purchases conveniently delivered to many stores at the airport. 

Discover stores and offers at the airport 

Shops in the satellite terminal

3. Enjoy first class cuisine

At Munich Airport you will find about 60 restaurants, cafes and bistros. Inspired by the cuisines of the world, you can choose from a vast selection of dishes and delicacies. From Bavarian specialties and home-brewed beer at the beautiful Airbräu beergarden, to asian delicacy or fast food. 

The modernly designed Mountain Hub Gourmet Restaurant at Hilton Munich Airport hotel has been awarded a Michelin star for its exceptional food. This makes Munich the only airport in all of Germany to boast it. By the way, you don't need a flight ticket to enjoy the excellent food: The restaurant is located in the public area and is thus accessible to all visitors.

 Experience star cuisine at the airport

Mountain Hub Restaurants at Hilton Munich Airport

4. Look behind the scenes

Our airport tours will take you behind the scenes of Munich Airport and right into the heart of the airport world. Discover Munich Airport as a masterpiece of fine-tuned logistics! Our airport tours make every flyer's heart beat faster and are an unforgettable experience for both adults and children.

All airport tours start at the Visitors Park and can be booked online.

Overview and booking


5. Go cycling and learn about nature conservation at the same time

Learn about the measures taken to protect the environment inside but also outside the airport boundaries on a bike tour around the airport.

From the Visitors Park, you can ride once around the entire airport on the 18-kilometer environmental bike path. You can cover this distance in two to three hours with your family if you ride at a comfortable pace.

At 16 different themed stations, you can learn interesting details about the airport and the surrounding landscape: Simply scan the QR code with your smartphone.

Please note that the following information is only available in German.

Map and coordinates

6. Discover the fascination of the airport

At the interactive exhibition in the Visitors Park, visitors can immerse themselves in the fascinating world of Munich Airport.

The exhibition is free of charge and open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Exhibition details

7. Let off steam

Munich Airport has a lot to offer for children:

At the Visitors Park, the large adventure playground invites kids to crawl, climb and balance. Right next door, families can prove their skills at mini-golf.

At the terminals, there are numerous play areas where the little ones can let off steam before departure.

Fun & games for kids

Visitors Park - Adventure Playground

8. Show up at the gate relaxed

The Common User Lounges at Munich Airport are a great place to relax before your flight.

  • The Airport Lounge Europe welcomes passengers at Terminal 1, Module D, Level 05.
  • The Airport Lounge World is located at Terminal 1, Module B, Level 06.
  • Exclusive care and excellent service including shuttle service to the aircraft await travelers in the VIP Wing.

In addition, some airlines also have their own lounges at Munich Airport.

Overview & offers

9. Watch aircrafts

The best place to watch the big birds take off and land is from the Visitors Hill at Munich Airport's Visitors Park.

Right next to the vantage point, aircraft fans can marvel at historic planes or take a look behind the scenes of the airport when visiting the interactive exhibition in the Visitors Center.

From the Observation Deck at Terminal 2, visitors have a perfect view of the airport apron, the satellite terminal and the runways. The observation deck is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission is free of charge. 

Fantastic views

From June 1, 2022, the observation terrace above Terminal 2 will be open again

10. Enjoy a cold beer

Hand-brewed beer from master brewer René Jacobsen is available at Airbräu. There are three beers to choose from: Fliegerquell, Kumulus and 1918, plus special seasonal editions such as the strong Doppelbock or the Festbier.

Of course, a freshly tapped, cool beer tastes best with the matching Bavarian delicacies in the Airbräu beer garden - Europe's largest covered pub garden. 

Airbräu info and menu

  • Airbräu Beergarden
    Welcome to the Airbräu!