I am 13 and it will be my first time travelling alone. I have a few questions related to my transit flight.
I am flying from Dublin->Munich->Sofia(Bulgaria) and I have my layover in Munich airport so:

  1. What happens when you get off the plane would there be a like a special entrance door for transit passengers?
  2. Will I have passport and security controls again?

The airline is Lufthansa.

  • 2
    What's your citizenship ?
    – blackbird
    Apr 29, 2016 at 17:26
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    @blackbird57 does it matter?
    – phoog
    Apr 29, 2016 at 17:57
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    @phoog probably no you're right, force of habit I suppose !
    – blackbird
    Apr 29, 2016 at 17:59
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    @neo Does that matter?
    – phoog
    Apr 29, 2016 at 18:14
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    @phoog Yes, transiting between terminals 1 and 2 takes quite a bit of time and a not-so-frequent bus. A good answer should mention that. Also, the way to the other terminal is not signaged everywhere as far as I remember.
    – neo
    Apr 29, 2016 at 18:20

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Because you're arriving from outside the Schengen area and going to a destination outside the Schengen area, yes, there will be a separate way for transit passengers. This is specifically so they can reach their outbound flights without passing through passport control.

If you are authorized, that is, if you have or do not need a visa to enter Germany, and if you have sufficient time, you can also pass through passport control and see the other parts of the airport or even go into the city. If you do that, you'll also pass through exit passport control when you go to board your flight.

If you are worried about being confused by all of this, don't be. The signs are very easy to follow to get to the appropriate part of the airport. To bypass passport control, follow the signs appropriate to your flight's gate number.

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    You can also ask anyone from the airline anytime, inside and outside the plane. They will be typically eager to help, and know all the details about where you can go and what you potentially need to do.
    – Aganju
    Apr 29, 2016 at 18:52

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