If you’re flying out of Munich’s Terminal 2, you may want to know that it currently doesn’t have Priority Pass lounges. Lufthansa lounges, for sure, but that’s about it. Then … how does one get to Airport Lounge World?
Consequently, if you have the time — and zeal — to get to a Priority Pass lounge, you will have to go through Terminal 1.
Tl; dr the lounge was fine, but the adventure from T1 to T2 wasn’t.
Not being familiar with Terminal 1, it was quite a walk to get from Terminal 2 to the T1 security checkpoint. I found airport information staff to be entirely useless — not one knew about the term Priority Pass, let alone if I could even use a different terminal’s lounge — so I just took a chance at T1 security.
Once I passed through the checkpoint is where things got interesting.
The reason? My flight was non-Schengen zone, so I had to pass through immigration.
However, somehow I ended up on a hallway on the mezzanine level, through which I coincidentally found the Schengen zone-only Priority Pass lounges, Airport Lounge Europe, and the Air France-KLM Lounge.
Basically, I wasn’t allowed into those places, but helpful lounge staff directed me to go further down the mezzanine hallway, go downstairs through immigration and then, take an elevator up to the goal, Airport Lounge World.
Airport Lounge World is open daily from 05:15 – 22:15; whereas Priority Pass is accepted, there are many other card options to enter, too (more details are in the above photo).
I was there from around 20:20 – 20:50; there were four other patrons. Even for a bilevel lounge, it was quite a pleasant change from my usual lounge visits.
Given the dearth of other passengers, I basically had the Airport Lounge World to myself. And it wasn’t bad it all. The highlights — as usual — were having local dishes available. In Munich’s case, pretzels with senf (mustard), and leberkäse, a baked loaf of beef, pork, and bacon.
As mentioned earlier, I only had about half an hour, as the bus from T1 to T2 left every twenty minutes (I believe from gate C8, the bus to T2 leaves on the :00, :20, and :40). Thus, I rushed through the meal, although there wasn’t much else going on in the lounge anyway.
If you happen to have a lot of time before your flight, or (naturally) are flying through T1 on a non-Schengen zone flight, then check out the Airport Lounge World. Otherwise, it’s not the most convenient spot.