Lufthansa is claiming a world first by opening a premium-class lounge featuring its own beer garden, at Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport.

Lufthansa is claiming a world first by opening a premium-class lounge featuring its own beer garden, at Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport.

In cooperation with Munich’s Franziskaner brewery, Lufthansa status customers and Business Class passengers can sip draught beer tapped from the barrel and nibble Bavarian pretzels while relaxing at traditional beer tables overlooking the Bavarian Alps.


The beer garden is integrated in the refurbished Business Lounge in the Schengen departures area (Gate Area G, opposite gate G28) of Terminal 2. Covering a total floor space of 11,840 square feet (1,100 square meters), the lounge is equipped with more than 300 seats and has new opportunities for passengers to work, or simply unwind and relax.

“Lufthansa is continuing to invest in customer comfort despite the current difficult economic situation,” says Thomas Kluhr, Lufthansa Group representative and head of hub management Munich. “The newly refurbished Business Lounge measures up to the high quality that our passengers have come to expect from our product.”

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In addition to a re-designed bistro area, the Business Lounge offers six new satellite bars and a large bench accommodating up to 28 passengers. Leather-upholstered armchairs invite passengers to enjoy peace and quiet in the comfort zone. The more industrious have 18 workstations, some equipped with integrated computers, from which to choose.

From any seat in the lounge, passengers can surf the net with their laptop or check emails. Two large screens in a separate TV area provide a choice of television entertainment. Also available are two shower rooms, complete with hair dryers, towels and a range of toiletries.

Altogether, Lufthansa provides passengers in Terminal 2 with a choice of seven lounges totalling over 48,000 square feet (4,500 square meters).

In addition, passengers who have not yet passed through a security checkpoint can take advantage of Munich Airport’s own Airbrau restaurant ― the world’s first airport brewery and restaurant, offering its own Bavarian beer garden during the summer months.

Lufthansa flies to 191 destinations in 78 countries, with hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, and  ― with its recent acquisition of Austrian Airlines and Swiss International Airlines ― Vienna and Zurich. From its 22 North American gateways, Lufthansa serves more than 400 destinations in more than 100 countries.