|LH First Class Lounge Bar.|
-Day One: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Review
-Day Two: United First Class B737-800 SFO-IAD summary
-Days Three through Six: D.C Area recommendations: Smithsonian, National Harbor, Baltimore Aquarium.
-Day Seven: Lufthansa Business Class Lounge IAD summary, Lufthansa First Class A330-300 IAD-MUC Summary
-Day Eight Part 1: 6 Hours in downtown Munich, Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich Summary
-Day Eight Part 2: Lufthansa First Class A330-300 MUC-DXB Summary
-Day Nine Part 1: Dubai Exotic Limo brief review part 1. Abu Dhabi recommendations: Ferrari World, the Grand Mosque.
-Day Nine Part 2: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Review
-Days Ten through Twelve Part 1: Park Hyatt Dubai Review
-Days Ten through Twelve Part 2: Dubai Exotic Limo brief review part 2 & Dubai recommendations: Burj Khalifa Sky.
-Days Ten through Twelve Part 3: Dubai Recommendations: Tea at the Ritz Carlton Jumeirah Beach, Atlantis Monorail, Dubai Mall.
-Days Ten through Twelve Part 4: Dubai recommendations/information: The Dubai Museum, , Platinum-Heritage Falconry Heritage Tour.
-Day Thirteen: Emirates 777-300 DXB-MLE summary, Moonima Lounge MLE summary, Maldivian Dash-8/Boat Transfer to Park Hyatt Maldives summary
-Days Thirteen through Sixteen Part 1: Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Review
-Days Thirteen through Sixteen Part 2: What to do at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
-Day Seventeen: Maldivian Dash-8/Boat Transfer Park Hyatt-MLE summary, Conrad Rangali MLE Lounge summary, Trans-Maldivian Twin Otter transfer MLE-Conrad Rangali Island
-Days Seventeen through Twenty-One Part 1: The Hilton Guy!? A review of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Isaland Resort.
-Days Seventeen through Twenty-One Part 2: What to do at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort
-Day Twenty-Two Part 1: Trans-Maldivian Twin Otter Conrad Rangali Island-MLE summary, Conrad Lounge MLE summary, Leeli Lounge MLE summary
-Day Twenty-Two Part 2: Turkish Airlines Business Class A330-300 MLE-IST summary.
-Day Twenty-Three Part 1: Turkish Airlines IST Lounge Summary, 6 hours in Istanbul.
-Day Twenty-Three Part 2: Turkish Airlines Business Class B777-300 IST-SFO summary.
-Day Twenty-Four: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero Review.
-Trip Summary/The Numbers
|Macaron Selection at the Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich.|
|Snacks at LH First Class Lounge|
I was not very hungry after our breakfast so I didn't indulge in much, but there was definitely a variety available... from the macarons to gummy bears, soft pretzels and more. They also had fruit infused water available, and they had a full bar.
|Beverage options at LH First Class |
While I kicked back on the couch, Kim went exploring and discovered the showers. After our long and rather warm flight over from DC, we definitely needed one.
While tolerable for her, I discovered that I could not get the water warm enough for comfort, and an attempt at a different shower room yielded no better result. I eventually gave up on freshening up and went back into the main lounge.
|Sink at the shower room.|
|Perfume at the shower room. LH First Class|
|Cigar Lounge at the Munich First Class Lounge|
|Just outside Marienplatz Station|
It took a moment to take it all in. Church bells rang every so often, and the noise came from all over. Chanting continued from nearby.
The air was slightly chilly, and we began walking in a generally random direction. We found a chocolate shop (I believe it was Chocolaterie Beluga) , a miniature farmers market (Victuals Market), some cafes, some retail shops. We continued along some of the sidewalks and passed by some adult shops displaying the latest in fashionable adult toys.
We picked up some postcards at a convenience store and walked a block down to Caffe Piemonte, a hidden gem tucked nearby the Heiliggeistkirche.
|That's right, I made this photo extra-large.|
|Apple Strudel at Caffe Piedmonte|
We spent only a short amount of time inside admiring the detail and architecture of the building and its interior. While there were a few worshipers, it seemed the mass of the crowd inside were like Kim and I: cameras out.
|Inside the Heiliggeistkirche Munich.|
|Altes Rathaus: Old Town Hall, Munich|
|Outside the Neues Rathaus.|
After getting back to the airport station and walking across the giant airport atrium to the terminal, we found the first class check-in and security. Since we already had our boarding passes, we bypassed the check-in counter and went straight to the security line. With NOBODY else waiting. It was no less convenient in terms of strictness of the security (and that's for the best), but there was no rush to move through the queue. After passing through the metal detectors, we started on a journey in the wrong direction, making our way to the standard customs entrance. My girlfriend smartly guided me away from this area back towards terminal 2 (per what the lounge attendants had advised us to do) and we found the first class lounge entrance, where we gathered our things from the storage area, took the elevator up a level, and went through a simple customs procedure with the agent at the lounge entrance, leaving our passports with him. Then was time for an hour or so of relaxation and dinner before our boarding.
|Dining area, Munich First Class Lounge.|
|Red Cabbage, German Potatoe Salad, Schnitzel, Spatzle|
|Beef Filet with Asparagus and Salad|
We took seats in the dining room of the lounge and were soon handed dinner menus. Though none of it looked particularly appealing to me (more a cause of the descriptions than the actual food), the food actually turned out pretty great. Admittedly I made the mistake of ordering a beef filet while Kim splurged on Schnitzel, which is the proper choice for dinner in Germany. I enjoyed a bite of her meal and would have otherwise ordered one for myself but for that we were running out of time. After finishing dinner we quickly gathered our belongings and headed out for our next flight.
Next up: Day 8 Part 2: Lufthansa First Class MUC-DXB.