I reviewed the Lufthansa Welcome Lounge in Frankfurt five years ago and it has not changed much. That’s a testament to the endearing quality of Lufthansa.
Located landside beyond passport control and baggage claim, the lounge serves arriving long haul premium cabin guests on United and Lufthansa as well as Lufthansa Miles & More elite members. United elite members and other Star Gold passengers who traveled in economy class are not granted access. Open daily from 5am to 12:30pm, the lounge offers a full breakfast and showers.
Upon arrival into the lounge, your boarding pass is checked. If you choose, you can store your checked bags in a backroom and there are lockers for carry-on bags. As the lounge gets busy, you can also add your name to the shower queue upon arrival. Typically, though, the lounge is not crowded and you will be given a shower number and can use it as your leisure.
Lufthansa Welcome Lounge Showers
Showers are downstairs. You can choose to wait in a spa-like waiting area for your shower to become available, but your name will be paged if you are sitting upstairs. The shower rooms are simple and compact, with a toilet, sink, and shower. Water pressure is sufficient and the temperature warm.
Lufthansa Welcome Lounge Food
A full breakfast spread is available that exceeds what you will find in a Lufthansa Business or even Senator Lounge. In addition to staple German breakfast items like cold cuts, muesli, and various breads you can find scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and typically a speciality item like French Toast or pancakes. Fresh orange juice, coffee, and various other alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks are available.
Lufthansa Welcome Lounge Amenities
The lounge has ample seating with many plugs. A converter is not needed: there are receptacles for American, British, and European-style plugs.
A work area features a few desktop computers with printing capability and some empty desks for your laptop.
Smoking is permitted in a designated room. A sleeping room is also available with a trio of easy chairs.
Bathrooms are also available upstairs.
The Lufthansa Welcome Lounge in Frankfurt is a great way to start your day. While intended for passengers terminating their journey in Frankfurt, if your layover is long enough this is actually a nicer lounge than even the Senator Lounges and rarely as crowded. Whenever I travel to Frankfurt, I now sleep through breakfast service because I know I can eat and shower upon landing.