The delay caused by the icy rain in Chicago O’Hare proved to create quite a layover in Munich. After leaving the gate two hours later than scheduled we survived the long flight across the ocean and arrived in Munich to find ourselves sitting on a more than six-hour layover.
With nothing to do for a while we decided to venture over to another terminal and see what Munich airport had to offer. The most surprising discovery was that, unlike the craziness of most large airport hubs in America, Munich’s many terminals resulted in something akin to a ghost town.
After some exploring we found a small German beer and brat restaurant and I decided to get a traditional German meal: brat and pretzel with fries.
The pretzel was good. A little tough but overall great salty flavor. I believe it was mostly due to the fact that they had likely been sitting out all day. The fries were pretty good. Not as heavily fried as most American ones tend to be. More like eating chunks of a baked potato.
Finally, the brat. This was likely one of the most underwhelming parts of the meal. Basically, a bland breakfast sausage you might find in your local grocery store. It’s only saving grace was the sauce they poured over the top, of which the name I couldn’t pick up in German. It was a ketchup-esque sauce with a bit of a kick to it.
After finishing the meal, I found myself satisfyingly full but overall a bit disappointed. The food was nothing more than a fill-up to keep me going for the rest of our journey to Bucharest, România.I learned that if you want any type of authentic German meal I would venture out of the Munich airport to find it!
In the end however I was pretty satisfied. Overall, 3/5.