Every year, beer enthusiasts descend upon Munich for the world-famous Oktoberfest. If, however, you are on a business trip to Munich, with no time to visit the fest, or even if you are in transit, you can partake of the festivities at Munich Airport. This German airport, widely voted as one of the most traveller-friendly in Europe, is celebrating Oktoberfest for a period of 16 days. Hotel staff will be spotted dressed in traditional Oktoberfest outfits such as dirndl dresses and lederhosen. Down to the beer, passengers can enjoy a special edition of beer created just for this occasion by the airport’s resident brew master.

Munich Airport’s shops and F&B outlets are popular among travellers for their outstanding quality. As part of these celebrations, Airbrau, the airport brewery, is offering a specially crafted beer, Gaudium, for this occasion, starting from September, 21. In addition, shops will be selling special traditional and modern Oktoberfest-inspired garments as well as souvenirs of all shapes and sizes.

That’s not all, if you are flying Lufthansa, you might just find yourself in the presence of Oktoberfest cabin crew. The German carrier has dressed some of its crew on select sectors in traditional Bavarian costumes, in the airline’s signature colours, adding a touch of fun to the overall experience. This is the 12th year that Lufthansa has been doing this.

Munich Airport expects 2.5 million passengers during the 16 days of Oktoberfest.

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