I am flying to Charlotte from Chennai via Frankfurt and Munich in Lufthansa. The whole ticket is booked as one trip.

On traveling from Chennai, I have a layover at Frankfurt first and then one at Munich before I board the flight to Charlotte from Munich. Do I need to collect my baggage and check-in again during the layover in Frankfurt before I board the flight to Munich?

Note: This journey required a Schengen visa and I have got the same. So, I might have to go through the immigration while I'm at Frankfurt

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    You need a type C Schengen visa (and not an “airport transit visa”) for this flight. You will indeed enter the Schengen area in Frankfurt and leave it in Munich, going through a passport check in both airports but you shouldn't have to collect your luggage.
    – Relaxed
    Aug 1, 2014 at 15:33
  • Thank you @Relaxed. Yes, I have not taken the airport transit visa. I have taken the C Schengen Visa. Aug 1, 2014 at 17:29

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If it's booked as one trip with the same airline, then the lugggage will be checked through to the final destination with a very high likelihood. To be absolutely certain, ask the Lufthansa employee at the counter when you check in in Chennai.

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