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Munich is Lufthansa’s second most important hub (after Frankfurt), and therefore the airport includes several Lufthansa lounges accessible to premium passengers. Lufthansa operates from Terminal 2 at Munich and has several lounges for their passengers, including a First Class Lounge, a few Senator Lounges, and Business Lounges. The Schengen and Non-Schengen areas have separate Senator and Business Lounges, while there is simply one First Class Lounge with an immigration officer inside and therefore the lounge is accessible from both areas.
The Schengen area features two Senator Lounges, a Senator Café (which was unfortunately closed), and a Business Lounge. The Non-Schengen area features one Senator Lounge and one Business Lounge. However later this year, Lufthansa will be opening their new satellite for Terminal 2 which will feature additional lounges.
Lufthansa’s Senator Lounges are meant for Star Gold passengers as well as those travelling in Star Alliance First Class. For travel with Lufthansa or SWISS First Class, passengers can access the Lufthansa First Class Lounge (or if you’re a HON Circle Member). Lufthansa Business Lounges are meant for all Star Alliance Business Class passengers as well as those holding a Miles & More Frequent Traveller card.
The G24 Senator Lounge is newer, modern, and much nicer than the G28 Senator Lounge, both lounges are about equal in size and feature the same food, drinks, and other amenities.
- Non smoking lounge
- Office units
- Copy machine
- Fax machine
- Miles & More printer
- Credit card phone
- Free local phone calls
- Wireless network
- Local magazines and newspapers
- International magazines and newspapers
- German magazines and newspapers
Because I am a Lufthansa Senator, I could use the lounge as an arriving passenger (even though I was not flying anywhere else that day); non Miles & More Star Gold cardholders cannot use the lounge upon arrival (that is if they don’t have an onward flight).
The Senator Lounge features plenty of comfortable seating areas ranging from lounge chairs, to sofas, to bar chairs. I assume the G24 Senator Lounge is newer because of the modern design, newer furniture, and overall relaxing atmosphere. Near the entrance to the lounge are Lufthansa agents who are willing to help with a variety of things ranging from flight changes to information about Munich.
While I’ve mainly visited Lufthansa’s First Class Lounges, I’ve also been to some Senator Lounges and the nicest ones are in Frankfurt since they’re the newest (and also because Frankfurt is the main hub and base for Lufthansa). While I enjoyed my time in this Munich Senator Lounge, it lacked natural light – which is a very important aspect. The Schengen Senator Lounges are also located away from the gate areas which means there are no windows for looking out onto the tarmac.
The snack and drink area is located in the back of the lounge. The snacks mainly consist of cold cuts, salads, soups, bread, and a few warm food items. I decided to try some of the snacks and was actually impressed at how good all of the food was, which isn’t always the case in the Frankfurt Senator Lounges. I was able to eat a nice meal and relax before heading to the hotel later that night.
The drink selection is also quite extensive – soft drinks, juices, water, alcohol, tea, and a wonderful coffee machine. A small bar is also located in the back of the lounge with additional alcohol, drinks, and snacks. The staff were very friendly in the lounge and invited me to try as much of the food and drinks as I could.
Additional seating areas and a small business centre is located in the back of the lounge, by the bar. The lounge was relatively empty given it was around 20:30 on a Monday night – this led to a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
The bathrooms were equally nice as the lounge; shower suites are also available with additional amenities.
All in all, this Lufthansa Senator Lounge in Munich is one of the nicer ones and if you’re in the Schengen area of the airport, I would recommend visiting the G24 lounge over the Lufthansa Senator Lounge by gate G28. The G24 lounge (this one) is newer, cleaner, and much more modern than the G28 lounge. The food/drink selection is the same at both lounges, but the G24 lounge provides for a better overall experience.
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