Lufthansa’s second big hub and base after Frankfurt is Munich. While Frankfurt Airport is huge and Lufthansa occupies the entire Terminal 1, Munich Airport is much smaller, compact, and very easy to transit through. I had roughly an hour before my onward flight to Dubai and was able to spend about thirty minutes in the Lufthansa First Class Lounge. Lufthansa operates just one First Class Lounge in Munich, which is accessible from both the Schengen and non-Schengen areas, and there is an immigration officer in the lounge that takes care of all the formalities while you relax.
In Munich, Lufthansa operates just one First Class Lounge, four Senator Lounges, and two Business Lounges – a much smaller number of lounges than in Frankfurt. The Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich offers the following amenities:
- Relaxing room
- Office units
- Copy machine
- Fax machine
- Miles & More printer
- Wireless network
- Local magazines and newspapers
- International magazines and newspapers
- German magazines and newspapers
Passengers are driven to their flight only if it is leaving from a non-gate position, Lufthansa also sends cars for passengers who are travelling in First Class and arrive at a non-gate position. While the lounge is identical to those in Frankfurt, this particular First Class Lounge is a bit smaller and the food isn’t as delicious as in Frankfurt since the Munich lounge isn’t catered by DO&CO.
As you can tell from the pictures, the lounge has the same design as the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt and the Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Frankfurt. The Munich lounge features many of the same amenities such as a restaurant, bar, buffet, relaxing rooms, business centre, showers, etc. Yes, ducks are included!
Both the restaurant menu and buffet selection isn’t as extensive (or delicious) as in Frankfurt, however the food was very much edible. Since there is just one First Class Lounge in Munich, it does tend to get a bit crowded as you have all of the First Class passengers and HON Circle members in one medium-sized lounge.
To sum it up, the Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich is very similar to the First Class lounges in Frankfurt. The design and service is identical, while the food isn’t as delicious as in Frankfurt. The Lufthansa First Class ground services are the same as in Frankfurt, except for the fact that you will be driven to your aircraft only if it is leaving from a non-gate position. I wish the lounge would be a bit bigger since I think it would then feel more spacious, the bath and shower rooms are similar to those in Frankfurt – however in Munich, some bathtubs even have jets! All in all, a very nice First Class lounge with excellent service, once again showing Lufthansa’s dedication and excellence in First Class.