Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brief Encounters

IMG_0566Where do you find the best shopping in Munich?  Dare I say it…the airport.  Yes.  It is likely true.  In Munich, they’ve created a marvel of an airport – experience.  After 3 years of flying in/out of Charles De Gaulle Airport in France, I can tell you they have built something special on the border of Freising.  If you like the styles from Hermes, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Bvlgari, Esprit, and Burberry; you can find them all at the airport.  Not only that, Terminal 1 feels like you are using a small local airport where each section only has 15 gates.  Terminal 2 is the Lufthansa Hub, and it provides all sorts of extra services like free coffee and newspapers. Add to that the cinemas, the historic aircraft visitor center, and the visitor viewing terrace– and you have an airport worth visiting if you are travelling or not.  This is one of the scenes from the open area between terminal 1 & 2.  The airport is constantly voted one of the best in Europe.  And one visit, and you will see why.  Amazingly clean, efficient, and reliable – with a whole lot of extras thrown in.

1 comment:

Leif Hagen said...

Did you try on some underwear while you waited for a flight?