With the opening of the new Terminal 2 Satellite building at Munich airport in April 2016, Lufthansa unveiled no less than five new high-end lounges, raising the bar for ground services at their second hub.
The Lufthansa Senator Lounge in the non-Schengen area serves the airline’s Miles and More Senator status customers, as well as Star Alliance Gold members departing on Star Alliance flights outside Europe’s Schengen zone. Business Class customers who do not hold Star Alliance status may use the adjacent and somewhat more modest Business Class lounge.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge MUC design
The design of the Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Munich airport’s Terminal 2 Satellite in the non-Schengen zone is inspired by the latest crop of Lufthansa lounges worldwide, but with a number of added enhancements and an emphasis on privacy.
In order to maximize natural light in the seating and dining areas, Lufthansa has adopted a slightly unconventional floor plan: patrons first pass through the business center and the TV room prior to entering the central zone, where a floor to ceiling window reveals exciting views of the tarmac and airport grounds.
The familiar décor boasts elegant hardwood floors, modern LED lighting, and a palette of Earth and natural colors.
The piece de resistance is the stunning bar flanking the window. Decidedly unconventional for a Lufthansa lounge, it boasts a back lit electric blue counter, swanky light fixtures, and an impressive arrangement of liquor and spirits with the tarmac as the backdrop.
Across the bar is a traditional seating area with comfortable seats in shades of beige. Every seats come with a side tables, as well as built-in power and USB ports. While most outlets are of the Western European kind, there are a number universal plugs throughout the lounge.
Low dividers between seats give patrons a comfortable amount of privacy, though at the expense of aesthetics—the gray partitions are somewhat of an eye sore in an otherwise elegant environment.
In the vicinity of the bar and seating area is a large dining area with a buffet zone. The dining area feels a bit tight and lacks power outlets, but the quality and variety of food and beverages make up for it.
Beyond the buffet area, to the side, is a smaller, more isolated seating area with booths and a relaxing backdrop of forest scenery—a lovely place to relax with expansive views in a more intimate setting. Privacy wise, there are also two intimate nooks embedded inside the wall across the TV room.
The new Senator Lounge in the satellite building’s non-Schengen zone is a significant upgrade over the non-Schengen Senator Lounge in the main terminal by gate H24. The latter lacks daylight and suffers from chronic crowding. The satellite lounge is serene in comparison, especially as Lufthansa is still ramping up its flight schedule at the new satellite.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge MUC amenities
The Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Munich airport’s Terminal 2 Satellite in the non-Schengen zone features a strong array of amenities geared towards international travelers.
A feature previously unseen at Lufthansa lounges is the TV room, with comfortable seats facing a central column supporting four flat screens. The TVs are all muted—perhaps one of the best innovations, ever—and patrons may use their own headset. There are convenient channel and volume controls at every seat.
The buffet boasts a large selection of snacks, appetizers, salads, cold and hot entrees with with an emphasis on German specialties, as well as desserts. The spread strikes a good balance between healthy and heartier fare.
On the drinks front, patrons will find a Vivreau water tap, a wide array of soft drinks and juices in large glass bottles, a selection of wines and spirits, as well as an espresso machine. Cocktails (of both the adult and virgin types) are available at the bar, which also offers barista service. While the cocktail list is relatively short, a full bar is available, so feel free to request the concoction of your choice.
A quiet and isolated business center features tabletop seating with privacy partitions and power outlets. A shared copier/printer is available. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the lounge.
A testament to Lufthansa’s focus on privacy, three outstanding individual sleeping rooms are available. Each room is equipped with a large day bed, coat hooks, storage areas for bags and personal items, personal light controls, and a power outlet by the bed. Blankets and pillows are provided. The rooms are only semi-private—they lack a door, in order to ensure sufficient turnover—but feel very intimate and represent a striking improvement over their much more basic equivalent at the Senator Lounge by gate H24 in the main terminal.
A large bathroom area features several pristine shower suites, which come with a sink, toilet, plenty of space to change, a full length mirror, and a Hans Grove massaging shower head. Amenities such as a toothbrush, a comb, and a razor are provided.
Other amenities include secure baggage lockers in the reception area, and a selection of newspapers and magazines.
A few traditional Lufthansa Senator Lounge features didn’t make the cut at the new satellite building. There are no recliners facing the tarmac or forest scenery, no phone booths, and no smoking rooms, presumably due to lack of real estate.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge MUC bottom line
The Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Munich airport’s Terminal 2 Satellite in the non-Schengen area is an excellent and stylish lounge for Star Alliance Gold passengers. Significantly more elegant and much quieter than its counterpart in the main terminal building, the club boasts a pristine space with daylight, work and relaxation areas, and an excellent range of amenities including shower suites, private sleeping rooms, and a full bar with barista service.
Even if you’re departing from the main terminal, it may be worth hopping on the brief train ride to the satellite building to get away from the crowds, time permitting, in order to enjoy the superior Lufthansa Senator Lounge within the Terminal 2 Satellite’s non-Schengen area.
For more details on the new Lufthansa Lounges at the new MUC Terminal 2 Satellite building, see our blog post.
You may have access to Lufthansa Senator Lounge as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.
Access for eligible customers traveling on any Star Alliance member airline.
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Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Munich - Franz-Josef Strauss (MUC) welcomes:
- Lufthansa and SWISS First Class passengers, departing or arriving on the same day.
- Miles & More HON Circle Members, departing or arriving on a same-day Lufthansa, Star Alliance or codeshare partner flight (Air Dolomiti, Air India, Air Malta, Eurowings, Germanwings, Jetblue Airways, Luxair)
- Star Alliance First Class passengers, departing the same day. (Arriving passengers are not eligible unless they have an onwards connection.)
- Miles & More Senator members departing or arriving on a same-day Lufthansa, Star Alliance or codeshare partner flight (Air Dolomiti, Air India, Air Malta, Eurowings, Germanwings, Jetblue Airways, Luxair).
- Star Alliance Gold passengers, departing on the same day on a Star Alliance flight in any class of service. (Arriving passengers are not eligible unless they have an onwards connection.)
- Lufthansa and SWISS First Class passengers: one guest, plus spouse or partner, plus children under the age of 18.
- Star Alliance First Class passengers: one guest.
- Miles & More HON Circle members: one guest, plus spouse or partner, plus children under the age of 18.
- Miles & More Senator members: one guest, plus children under the age of 18.
Guests must be departing on a same-day Lufthansa or Star Alliance flight, and must leave the lounge at the same time as the passenger who invited them.
When flying Lufthansa, Swiss, or Austrian in Business Class