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Best Airports for a Long Layover

Best Airports for a Long Layover: Munich International Airport

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Munich International Airport

Whether you're spending time in Germany or simply passing through its Bavarian capital, you can sample some of the country's best brews at Airbräu. The airport's traditional tavern houses a beer garden shaded by chestnut trees (open October–May) and an onsite brewery and has live music. Other options: Stretch your legs in the über-modern Terminal 2, take a nap in the hub's individual sleeping pods equipped with iPhone and USB ports (T2 levels 4 and 5; about $20 per hour), or, if your itinerary includes an overnight, check into the Kempinski Hotel Airport, which is one minute from Terminal 2 and a five-minute walk from Terminal 1. Here, execs en route can take advantage of offices and meeting rooms at the Municon Conference Center and a comfortable VIP wing. To make things smoother for the up to 11 million more passengers a year, the airport will open an $862 million satellite location, Terminal 2, in 2015. Tip: If you've got a three-hour-plus layover, consider taking a 20-minute taxi ride to the renowned Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan for a pint, bratwurst and views over the quaint town of Freising. munich-airport.de

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