If you have never been to the airport in Munich, now there is a perfect way for you to prepare what to expect and better plan your time at the airport. Virtual reality at Munich Airport: Starting August 11, 2016, a virtual tour of Munich Airport is just a few clicks away - thanks to state-of-the-art 360° imaging technology. Munich is the world's first airport to offer this innovative service. A crew with a high¬-tech mobile camera spent months covering every area, both before and after¬ security, recording digitized images of the approximately 300,000 square meters in the Munich Airport Center (MAC), the two terminals and the new Terminal 2 satellite facility. The results can now be accessed online.
The application offers plenty of useful functionality: more than 1,000 points of interest are embedded in the maps, from shops, bars and restaurants to services and departure gates. Well over one million panoramic photos were processed to produce the digital map material. The technology for the digital airport tour was provided by the Munich company NavVis GmbH. The digital agency Baro & Pfannenstein developed the control concept and user interface.
To embark on the digital tour, users simply click on the area they wish to visit in the opening map. Next they select their desired direction for a realistic stroll through the airport. Holding the left mouse button permits rotation to the left or right or up and down. It's a perfect way for a passenger planning their first flight to or from Munich to become familiar with the airport before leaving home. The new resource makes it possible to take a virtual tour of every terminal building.