Not everybody is easy-going. We’re not all satisfied with a sandwich and a fizzy drink at the airport. Being deprived of convenience and comfort is not for everyone, especially on holiday. After all, we go away to give ourselves a bit of luxury, to get away from the daily routine, leaving stress and tiredness behind us. So, what’s wrong with being a demanding traveller?

New rules regarding airport security require you to show up at the check-in desk and security controls well in advance. Or perhaps you have a long stopover between two flights. Either way, you may find yourself spending a few hours at the airport, but it doesn’t have to be a drag! Even the most demanding travellers can be pleasantly surprised by the services offered in the best airports around the world.

One example of just such an airport is Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauß), named best airport in Europe (and third in the world!) in 2014. There are 60 restaurants and more than 150 shops and boutiques within the two main terminals and in the newer satellite terminal, reached via an underground shuttle, giving a total of 43,000 square metres.

Without doubt, the food service is the feather in the cap of Munich airport: you can find traditional Bavarian food, Italian and Thai delicacies, or deli counters with a light and healthy menu made of 100% organic ingredients for those focused on their diet (plus there’s even a fitness studio!).

If you want to enjoy airport stay with all of the privileges of business passengers, Munich airport provides a VIP lounge, meeting rooms and personal assistance through the VipWing service, which you can book online regardless of the airline or class you are flying with.

Hairdresser and spa? Contemporary art and photography shows? Children’s area? An observation deck for aviation lovers to watch the aircraft? Amusement park, outdoor activities, flight simulators? At Munich airport you’ll find everything you need to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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