The “old” Lufthansa first class lounge in Munich (MUC) still earns a poistive review and represents an essential element of the first class product.
Lufthansa Munich First Class Lounge Review (Terminal 2)
I first visited this lounge in December 2010, located in Terminal 2 near gates G21 and H21, and over a decade later, it hasn’t changed much at all (indeed, I’m just updating this old review since there is no need to start from scratch). And that’s a good thing. While the new “Satellite” lounge is larger and and has extra amenities like a beautiful terrace, the two lounges are very similar.
Location + Access + Hours
This lounge has two entrances, one on the G level (Schengen) and one on the H level (non-Schegen). The lounge itself is on the upper (H) level. When enterting the lounge, your passport will be held until it is time to depart. The lounge has it is own immigration officer.
If arriving from the Schengen area, proceed upstairs to the check-in counter, always decorated nicely with flowers, and present your boarding pass. If arriving from the non-Schengen area, you will arrive diretly at the check-in desk.
This is otuside the non-Schengen entrance:
Access is limited to Lufthansa or SWISS first class travelers and HON Circle members of Miles & More. Additionlly, Amerian Express Centurion credit card holders enjoy access. This is not a Star Allinace first class lounge (if you are flying first class on other carriers like Singapore or Thai, there is no access). The lounge is currently open from 5:00 AM to 10:00PM daily.
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich Seating Area
Inside the lounge, you’ll find plenty of seating and rarely a crowd.
To demonstarte how little the lounge has changed, here are some pictures dating back to 2010:
If you need a private place to make a phone call or work, there are also desks available:
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich Beverages
I usually start my visit to a Lufthansa First Class lounge with a cappuccino, and the coffee does not disappoint here. A beautiful coffee machine at the bar means just about any coffee drink you desire is available.
In the morning, there was a delicious green smoothie available:
There is also a fully-stocked bar wtih great selection of wine, beer, and cocktails (full menu below). One point of critsism. While I appreicate the avoidance of plastic bottles and desire to conserve, only tap water was availble. German Leitungswasser is not bad, but it’s also still very much tap water.
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich Cigar Lounge
A smoking room in the back of the lounge offers a separately-ventilated area to smoke. Free cigarettes and cigars are no longer provided.
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich Restrooms + Showers
Also in the rear of the lounge are restrooms and showers. If you want a souvenir rubber duck, ask the shower attentnant.
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich Dining
The lounge features both a buffet and a la carte table service dining. The buffet looked very nice–I loved the tapas available.
Around 10:30 am, the morning selection was repalced with a lunch/dinner spread:
As a point of comparison, this is what hte buffet looked like in 2018. You will notice much of the selection is still the same:
Here’s the a la carte menu, including a special daily menu:
I was surprsied to see rack of lamb on the menu and deviated from my usual filet mignon to order lamb.
> Read More: Three Filet Mignons in 24 Hours on Lufthansa
Service began with three mini-baguettes in the center of the table with butter and sea salt.
A gin basil smash is always refreshing.
I was surprised how small the portions were…two very small lamb chops. But the mixed vegetables were delicious, French Fries always good, and I enjoyed a salad from the buffet.
To finish the meal, I had a flat white and Eiscaffee (coffee with vanilla ice cream) along with some berries. Yeah, that was more than enough caffeine for me…
Here’s what the filet looks like from a past visit:
Finally, if you like chocolate truffles, they are avialble on a table near the bar:
If your flight is departing from a remote stand, you will be driven to your gate. Otherwise, you’re on your own. Since our flight to Dubrovnik was departing from a gate, we had to walk (and it was quite a distance).
If you are traveling with chidlren, there is a small area for them to play with toys and coloring books.
I love spending time in this lounge and deliberately schedule long layovers just to be able to spend more time here. If you have the pleasure of flying Lufthansa First Class, be sure to leave time to check out this lounge. In terms of airline lounges at Munich Airport, this is far superior than the business class or Senator lounge.
If you want more details on the other first class lounge in Munich, please see my full review below: