The Germany Pavilion in Epcot is one of the 11 countries located in the World Showcase. It is the third country you come to when you turn left into the World Showcase. The pavilion is designed to resemble a German town and features architecture from different eras and regions of the country. In The Platz, you will find a statue of St. George and the Dragon atop the fountain and a clock tower. Stop by Biergarten for traditional German foods and browse the shops for German souvenirs including cuckoo clocks and steins. Be sure to notice the architecture as the first floor is smaller than the second. This is because Germans were taxed on the size of the first floor.
Eating in Germany:
- Biergarten Restaurant – Located in the back of the World Showcase. It is a Table Service restaurant that features live entertainment and a buffet.
- Sommerfest – Counter service restaurant where you can get pretzels, bratwurst and beer.
- Karamell-Kuche – Enjoy delicious caramel treats made with Wether’s Original Caramel.
Eating around the World Showcase: Soft Pretzel
Fun in Germany:
- You can meet Snow White by the Wishing Well. Check your Times Guide for accurate meeting times.
- Agent P has an adventure in Germany.
- “Guten Tag” is German for Good Day
- Find the penny machine inside Volkskunst.
- Don’t miss the miniature train exhibit located between Germany and Italy.
- Look up at the Clock Tour on the hour. When the clock strikes, two Hummel figurines come out.
- Kidcot Station: Located in the Volkskunst store.
- Inside WeinKeller, you can sample from 250 varieties of wine produced by H. Schmitt Söhne.
- Originally the German Pavilion was suppose to have a boat cruise down the Rhine. Due to lack of funding, this was never finished but the building to house the ride is still located behind the Pavilion and the Biergarten Restaurant is located in the entrance area for the ride.
- In the Middle Ages, most German towns had a central fountain where citizens could get fresh drinking water. Atop the fountain in the German Pavilion is the statue of Saint George, the patron Saint of Soldiers. Legend has it that one day a dragon made it’s home in the city’s water supply. To distract the dragon so that the citizens could get fresh water, they would offer sacrifices of fair maidens. To save the princess, Saint George slays the dragon and his statue was placed atop the fountain to protect the water.
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