Germany Pavilion at Epcot
Setting: The Germany Pavilion is styled to look like a 16th century German town, only with architecture from several distinct periods.
You’ll immediately see the statue of Saint George slaying a dragon, as well as a clock tower with a glockenspiel that chimes on the hour. The rest of the Pavilion is made up of small shops, the Biergarten restaurant, Sommerfest quick service, and a couple of kiosks, all of which are immaculately detailed.
Attraction Info: There isn’t much to do in Germany other than shop, eat, and drink beer. It could be worse.
Otherwise, check out the working model train and village scene on the American Adventure side of the Pavilion.
Germany features one of several musical acts throughout the year. We’ve seen everything from yodeling to rock music over the past few years.
Celebrate Oktoberfest all year long at Biergarten, the German buffet restaurant featuring a live oompah band and liters of beer.
A variety of cold salad and meat options are available, in addition to sausage, roast pork, schnitzel, and a whole more.
Sommerfest, Germany’s quick service, serves tasty bratwurst, frankfurters, and other authentic dishes.
Karamell-Küche will probably bring you in on smell alone with its handcrafted caramel treats.
The caramel kitchen serves a wide variety of sweet treats. We like the caramel apple, caramel popcorn, and caramel oatmeal cookie with pecans best. Basically, everything starts and ends with caramel.
Drink Around the World:
Germany is, of course, known for its beer. While the selection isn’t as vast or as rare as it once was, highlights include Erdinger Dunkel and Paulaner Hefeweizen. Riesling wine and shots of German liqeurs are also typically available.
For more wine options, including flights, head back to the Weinkeller in the back right of the Pavilion.
In addition to samples that you can enjoy inside Epcot, Germany also offers many bottles for purchase. A German cast member will send those to the front of the Park to pick up as you exit.
Snow White greets guests at the Wishing Well on the left side as you arrive in Germany from China.
Shopping Opportunities: Other than eating and drinking, shopping is the main attraction at the German Pavilion.
Expect a great variety of expensive hand-made goods as well as cheaper merchandise for the masses.
There are hand-painted eggs, Hummel figurines, beer steins, Steiff bears, cuckoo clocks, Swarovski jewelry, and plenty more for your browsing pleasure. I always spend at least a couple of minutes watching the clocks, if for no other reason than it helps count down until it’s time to return to Hollywood Studios.
While we didn’t get the original boat ride that Disney planned for the Pavilion, it remains one of the most popular in World Showcase. Grab a beer and/or caramel and enjoy a walk around.