Munich Airport (MUC)
History, Facts and Overview
Although Munich International Airport did not actually open until 1992, construction work began twelve years before. A site was chosen close to Erdling, although this caused many problems, not least the difficult task of relocating the entire village of Franzheim and its 500 residents.
Munich Airport was actually built to replace the extremely busy Munich-Riem Airport, which dated back to 1936 and was serving upwards of 12 million passengers every year. By 2002, a second terminal building was completed, and soon afterwards, a third runway was needed.
Located across the present-day terminal buildings you will find a number of ATMs and banks, operated by Deutsche Post. HypoVereinsbank, ReiseBank and Sparkrasse. Also onsite at Munich International Airport is a post office in the public area, a hotel finding service, a dentist and doctors, Internet access in the centrally located Service Centre, a Kinderland play area, showers in the Main Concourse, a tax refund desk, and business facilities at the Munich Airport Centre and the adjacent Kempinski Airport Hotel.
Options for dining and refreshments are abundant and include a large number of bars and a genuine brew pub as well as Bavarian and international eateries. Particularly notable is the Allresto Snack Bar, Lobby Café, Piazza Monaco, Spazio Italia and Airbräu, a popular pub with its very own onsite brewery, also serving a variety of Bavarian-style dishes.
Shoppers will be delighted to find almost 200 outlets around Munich Airport, with favourites including Duty Free / Travel Value, Benetton, Boss Orange, Capri, Cartier, E-Edeka, Gateshop, Lufthansa WorldShop, Newspoint and Schönweitz Optic. For those arriving by car there are over 20,000 spaces in a total of ten different car parks, four of which are multi-storey.