The Layover: Munich Airport

Munich Airport - Germany's second largest.

Munich Airport - Germany's second largest.

Germany’s second-largest airport beckons with an outdoor beer garden and Terminal 2’s stylish new satellite.

Top bites in the new terminal; tapas at Lenbach’s Bar or gourmet burgers with a view of the tarmac at a branch of Munich’s trendy Hans in Glück (above). There’s also a central market area that mimics downtown’s famous Viktualienmarkt.

Airbrä, the world’s first on-site airport brewery, serves eight different beers at a bargain- about $3.25 a pint. The Hefeweizen-style Kumulus is one of the year-round classics. You have to exit security to get the 600-seat open-air beer garden (above), but Terminal 2 has a similar outpost.

Wait for your flight at any of three stylish lounges by Swiss furniture company Vitra. The reclining chairs, dedicated reading nooks with hundred of books, and business stations with plenty charging ports are open to all travelers.