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How do you mix Fairy Tales, Fast Cars and over 5000 Kinds of Beer? (Step 1)

1. Land at Munich Airport (MUC)

If you think of an airport, you would never expect a shopping El Dorado, a relaxing and wellness temple, a culinary trip around the world, an entertaining day playing volleyball or ice-skating.

Munich Airport has it all. The Bavarian airport has achieved the number four position in the World Airport Awards 2010, securing its status as one of the world’s best airports.

Nowadays travelling can be very exhausting. And a stress-free journey is what everyone desires. You don’t have to walk miles to reach your gate and you don’t feel encased without daylight. Munich Airport guarantees a comfortable atmosphere. Wide and airy spaces, daylight wherever you go. Find your way easily: transfer passengers will experience one of the fastest and most efficient terminals worldwide with a minimum connecting time of only 30 minutes to around 150 continental and 20 domestic destinations.

The 24 hour service centres in both Terminals are there to assist with all passengers needs.

Find yourself in a family friendly atmosphere with several children’s play areas including the child daycare “airberlin Kinderland” which is connected to Europe’s most modern McDonalds.

But this is not all. Passengers who prefer a personal assistance can use the airport’s “Meet & Assist Service” which is available in different languages.

(E-mail: meetandassist@munich-airport.de)

Munich Airport offers free relax zones equipped with W-LAN and flat-screen TVs. And don’t forget to enjoy your free coffee, tea and newspaper at the gates.

Forget travelling for a while and experience the diversity of shops and events at Munich Airport. Why not have a beach volleyball match in the middle of the airport? You can do that in August between two flights. Or go ice-skating in December while being surrounded by a real Christmas market. The Munich Airport Center offers events and entertainment all year long. Don’t miss the soccer World championship at Munich Airport at the public-viewing.

Go shopping like in the city! In about 150 shops, passenger will find a mix of national, international and local brands. After a shopping marathon, Munich Airport offers time to relax at the wellness area “Be Relax”, at the Cosmetic Institute or the Brants Barber & Shops.

Need a rest? Then you can rent a napcab per hour near gate 32 in Terminal 2. These cabins offer room to relax, to sleep and are equipped with music, a workstation with Internet access and a TV.

For the culinary heart, Munich Airport offers you a trip around the world. Not to be missed the world’s only airport brewery Airbräu with a beautiful outdoor beer garden.

But what to do if you have a connecting time of a few hours? Munich Airport offers an adjusted stop over guide. Stopover suggestions with vouchers for discounts (valid with flight ticket) can be found on www.munich-airport.com/viamuc

See you at Munich Airport!


“7 Things We Discovered About Germany”

When Kaushik and Sona planned their European holiday, they made sure to include Switzerland. How could they not, right? They added Austria because they loved the film Sound of Music and the music of Mozart. Wanting to include one more destination, they asked about Italy, France and the Czech Republic.

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“Germany?” they replied hesitatingly.

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200th Year of Oktoberfest in Munich

2010 is a very special year for Munich as it celebrates the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest. The beer tents will be returning to the Theresienwiese from 18 September to 4 October and inviting over 6 million people from across the world.

This year’s festivities promise to be bigger and better as city officials have extended the festival by a day at closing (originally 18 September to 3 October).

To celebrate Oktoberfest’s 200th anniversary year, there will be additional programmes of culture, entertainment and traditional customs. The festival will open with a historic reconstruction of the first Oktoberfest. There will be a re-enactment of the original horse race in 1810 which was part of the wedding festivities of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, and from which Oktoberfest was born.

Alongside the rides and beer tents, visitors to the Bavarian capital can expect barrels of fun and entertainment.