One highlight of the duty-free offer we can divulge, however, is the Cosmetic Institute, which recently opened in the Terminal 2 duty-free store on Level 05. This spa-like beauty lounge, which is open daily from 07.00 to 22.00, offers facials, body treatments, manicures and other wellness treatments for men as well as women. It also offers a range of leading cosmetics brands from Sisley, La Prairie, Lancôme and Clarins. For more details, phone +49 (0) 89 975 8494.
Travelling families are rather well catered for at Munich airport. You will find three toy stores run by German retailer Vedes and invaluable play corners dotted all over the airport. At the airport’s outdoor Visitors’ Park there is a larger children’s playground where your little ones can let off steam.
While you are there, you can also see three historic aircraft and a rescue helicopter up close. The kids can also find out more about aviation at special touch-screen terminals. At the Visitor Park’s Airport Souvenirs shop you will an excellent selection of model aeroplanes, aviation-related toys (including an inflatable Airbus A380), as well as books from brands such as Ravensburger, Herpa, Playmobil and Revell.
Adults who have never grown up might also enjoy the iPilot simulator, which takes up residence at the airport from mid-November 2010 onwards. Located in Terminal 2 (Level 03 Arrivals), it offers you the chance to fly to the airport of your choice with the expert guidance of iPilot trainer. Prices start from €69 (£59.60) for a 30-minute flight experience.
If you are in need of a bite to eat but don’t have time to sit down somewhere then German food retailer Edeka, which has outlets in both terminals, is a good bet for sandwiches, drinks and snacks. If time is not a problem, head to the airport’s famous AirBräu brewery, which makes its own beers and serves hearty, filling German food. Alternatively, sample chocolates, pastries and superb coffee at Dallmyr (Terminal 2, Level 04), Munich’s most famous delicatessen.
It is always worth checking out Munich airport’s nicely laid out website, www.munich-airport.de
before you travel as the airport has a regular programme of varied events throughout the year. These events have included children’s parties, a ‘beach’ volleyball tournament, art exhibitions and a flea market.
Every Christmas season from mid November the airport hosts an enormous winter market complete with Santa Claus, reindeer, and 45 market stands serving all manner of Bavarian handicrafts and specialities such as mulled wine, sweet-roasted almonds, sausages and traditional gingerbread.
Anybody living or temporarily based in Munich who is flying from Terminal 2 should know about the airport’s new Shop & Store service. It allows passengers who have bought goods at the airport to store them in a secure locker and then pick them up on their return. For more information on this useful service, call +49 (0) 89975 34038.
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