Entrance to the Pavilion
The Germany Pavilion is part of the World Showcase within Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Its location is between the China and Italy pavilions.
The original design of the pavilion called for a boat ride along the Rhine river. It was to have focused on German folklore, in a similar manner to Norway's Maelstrom. According to the Walt Disney Company's 1976 annual report, the ride was to be " ... a cruise down Germany's most famous rivers — the Rhine, the Tauber, the Ruhr and the Isar. Detailed miniatures of famous landmarks will also be seen, including one of the Cologne Cathedral."
Though the building was built, Disney did not complete the ride construction by opening day. It was announced to be part of "phase two" of expansion. To avoid costs, Disney dropped all phase two attractions and decided that any expansion projects would only be allowed if the host country funded them. Because of lack of funding, the ride building is now used as storage space. You can see the main entrance hall, as it is now the dining area for the Biergarten. The ride building is used for storage for floats, a workshop, and cast member rehearsal space.
The Germany Pavilion is designed to look like a German town, but with architecture from different eras and regions. The Platz (square) is decorated with a statue of St. George and the Dragon inspired by the statue in the medieval Bavarian town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and a clock tower. The Biergarten, at the rear of the courtyard, sells traditional German food. The pavilion also has numerous small shops selling German goods, including dolls and cuckoo clocks. The area near the pavilion is decorated by an extensive model village with working model trains.
Characters from the Walt Disney animated feature "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", which was inspired by the version of the tale attributed to the Brothers Grimm, make appearances in and around the pavilion.
Attractions & Services
- Agent P World Showcase Adventure (June 23, 2012 – present)
- Biergarten Restaurant, a buffet restaurant designed to look as though Oktoberfest is being celebrated there. Schnitzel, strudel and beer offer a taste of Bavaria at the Biergarten Restaurant. It features live entertainment and beer served in one liter steins. The dining hall is actually in the entrance area for the never built boat cruise down the Rhine.
- Sommerfest, a quick-service restaurant
- Das Kaufhaus
- Der Teddybär
- Die Weihnachtsecke
Miniature village and railway
- Miniature Train and Village: A small outdoor model garden railway. It was originally created for the Flower and Garden Festival, but was kept due to its popularity.The trains used in the exhibit are LGB.
- Glockenspiel: The clock that overlooks St. Georges Platz.
- St. George: A large statue of St. George slaying a dragon.
Walt Disney World Epcot Center Germany Pavilion HD World Showcase
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Christmas EPCOT Germany Holiday Storyteller Helga
In EPCOT Germany Holiday Storyteller Helga shares Christmas traditions.
Epcot - Germany Biergarten Entertainment
As part of the draw of the Biergarten in Germany at Epcot is the chance to enjoy the true German Band!
Epcot Germany - Biergarten
Disneyworld Epcot German Biergarten (Beer Garden) - November 2011 - Biergarten restaurant, in the heart of the Bavarian Village in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot theme park, celebrates Oktoberfest...
Germany Pavilion (Epcot) (HD 1080p)
Germany Pavilion within Epcot, Walt Disney World (HD 1080p), 2012 — SKIP the LINES, with tips, apps and real tickets at http://www.undercovertourist.com.
Adventurous Eats & Treats; Germany Epcot
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Walt Disney World EPCOT Germany Pavilion Biergarten Restaurant 1080P
Walt Disney World EPCOT Germany Pavilion Biergarten Restaurant https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/biergarten-restaurant/ Recorded with Sony® Camcorder, with Professional-quality...
German Christmas Traditions with Helga and the Nutcracker at Epcot
http://AllEars.net - Your number one Disney planning website Storyteller Helga teaches us about German Holiday traditions and the special story of the Nutcracker! During Epcot's Holidays Around...
KARAMELL-KUCHE Germany Pavilion Epcot WDW
Karamell-Kuche or Caramel Kitchen is located in the Germany Pavilion of Epcot in Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida. It opened if Fall 2010 and is sponsored by Storck, makers of Werther's caramel...
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:04:26 -0800
This time, let's look at my favorite restaurant in Epcot, the Biergarten restaurant in Epcot's Germany Pavilion. advertisement. "Biergarten" is a German word for "beer garden," which in Germany is usually an outdoor venue where they serve beer and food ...
Thu, 27 May 2010 00:01:18 -0700
The "Pickle" tree at Germany, Epcot. Photo by J. Jeff Kober. The size of these stores range from a small independent kiosk, to the 50,000-foot World of Disney Store, which is said to hold the largest selection of Disney character merchandise in the world.
Fri, 08 Jan 2010 00:08:14 -0800
Bought from die Weihnachtsecke, Germany, Epcot. Photo By Chris Barry. Everyone loves this not-so-Hidden Mickey ornament that came home with us from Walt Disney World years ago. My daughter likes to put it deep into the tree, so it can be discovered ...
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