Located between the Outpost and Italy Pavilions in Epcot’s World Showcase, you’ll find the Germany Pavilion filled with fantasy and folklore. Guests step right into a German village where the sounds of Oktoberfest fill the air. The architecture was inspired by the buildings of Bavaria and the Rhine region of Germany with the exterior facade copied from a 400-year old town hall in Romsburg Square in Frankfurt.
Walking into the Pavilion, you’ll find in the center of the square a statue of St. George and the dragon which, according to legend, he slayed while on a pilgrimage to the Middle East. The landscaping within the village itself is minimal with geraniums and begonias dominating the floral displays in the area.
While there are no films or rides in this Pavilion, both young and old train lovers will be mesmerized by the German model train. Visiting during Oktoberfest? Even this miniature town gets in the spirit!
Dining in Germany
- Biergarten – An indoor German “courtyard” reflects the 16th century town of Rothenberg and features a German Oktoberfest buffet. During your meal, the German band Oktoberfest Musikanten plays!
- Sommerfest – Counter service serving bratwurst, pretzels, beer, etc.
- Karamell-Küche – This is the only working kitchen for Werthers in the world where guests can purchase fresh candy, caramel corn, and other items. You’ll smell the delicious aroma even before you see it!
- Bier Cart – Get a pretzel bigger than a dinner plate and a tasty German bier at the Bier Cart.
Shopping in Germany
- Das Kaufhaus – Clothing and accessories
- Der Teddybar – German toys, dolls, bears.
- Die Weihnachts Ecke – German Christmas items.
- Karamell-Küche – Hand crafted caramel treats.
- Glaskunst – Art and Collectibles
- Kunstarbeit in Kristall – Crystal gifts
- Weinkeller – Assorted German wines and accessories. Wine tasting – cost includes souvenir wine glass.
- Volkskunst – Gifts and housewares
- Stein Haus – Wines and steins
Attractions and Entertainment in Germany
- Kidcot Fun Stops – The Kidcot Fun Stops are located throughout World Showcase and offer kids the opportunity to create their own artwork and learn about different cultures. The Kidcot stop in Norway is at The Puffin’s Roost and features crafts inspired by Norwegian folk art.
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure – Explore all the countries with an interactive scavenger hunt game. You’ll use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to find clues and trigger real-world special effects in the pavilions.
- You’ll find the German band, Oktoberfest Musikanten playing in the Biergarten restaurant.
- German Model Train and miniature village
Look for Snow White and at Snow White’s Wishing Well. You may even see a rare visit by The Prince!
- A special Oktoberfest Celebration takes place each October in Epcot’s Germany.
- Be sure to visit the shops full of Hummel and Goebel collectibles, as well as Arribas Brothers crystal. You can sometimes find an artisan working on Goebel or Hummel figures.
- Rather than construct precise replicas of buildings found in Germany, the designers of the pavilion adapted German structures to fit the scale and needs of World Showcase.
- The facade of the art and book shop was inspired by the Kaufhaus, a 16th century merchants hall in Freiburg in the Black Forest.
- Statues on the building recall the rule of the Hapsburg Emperors.
- Check out the Clock Tower on the hour. As the clock strikes the bell, two Hummel figurines come out, like the famous Glockenspiel in Munich, and plays a melody specially composed for Epcot.
- Visiting during the holidays? Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays features storytellers in each country. Also during this season, a German glassblower makes beautiful glass ornaments for purchase.