Your Terminal Guide to the Munich International Airport

Having to kill time on a layover during business travel is never fun. However, many airports now have amenities that allow business travelers to relax, work and explore while they wait for their next flight. If you are going to have a layover at the Munich International Airport (MUC), here are some good ideas for how to make use of your time.

In the Airport

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With a layover shorter than three hours, you'll probably want to stay within MUC. Luckily, there are many amenities and restaurants to choose from. If you want to move between Munich Airport Terminals 1 and 2 during your layover in MUC, simply take the shuttle bus, which is past security.

What to Do

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Entertain yourself at Munich Airport's Visitors Park, which includes replicas of historic aircraft and a mini-golf course. You can also learn more about aircraft and the process of running an airport from the Visitors Terrace -- a 9,000-square-foot overlook that looks out onto the runways. There are also several business areas, including the VipWing, which offers visitors lounges, private suites, conference rooms, WiFi, an open-air Bavarian beer garden and more.

Where to Eat

For casual fare, try out Airbrau, a Bavarian restaurant and beer garden. If you're looking for something upscale, there's Mangostin, which offers Japanese and Thai fusion.

Near the Airport

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If you have a MUC airport layover longer than three hours, consider leaving the airport and exploring the nearby neighborhoods. You can hire a taxi to take you where you want to go.

What to Do

Grab some fresh air during your MUC airport short layover with a visit to the English Garden -- a huge park and beer garden towards the center of town. You can also visit Therme Erding, one of the largest thermal bath complexes in all of Europe.

Where to Eat

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You can head outside the confines of MUC on a layover to experience more of Munich's dining scene. Nearby is one of the city's best Italian restaurants, Il Casale. For authentic German food, try out Braeustueberl Weihenstephan -- Bavaria's oldest brewery, which serves authentic Bavarian fare.

In the City

If your MUC airport layover is more than six hours long, head out of the airport and into the city to explore. You can easily get into the city from the airport by hiring a taxi or limo, or ride the S-Bahn, a train that will take you right into the city center.

What to Do

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For your day in Munich, visit the Nymphenburg Palace, surrounded by lush baroque gardens, and tour the Munich Residenz, a complex that consists of a palace and museums. Take in local history at the Deutsches Museum, and make sure to stop through Marienplatz.

Where to Eat

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Try dining at Marais Soir, a chic Mediterranean restaurant, or Tantris, long considered one of the top restaurants in all of Germany. If you're looking for more authentic German fare, you can't pass up Augustiner Keller, one of the oldest traditional beer gardens and restaurants in Munich.

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