Sauntering around World Showcase of Epcot in Walt Disney World, one cannot help but pass by the Germany Pavilion. Now this does not mean that you have to stop in the pavilion, but those that do not are sure to miss an enchanting time.
Located between the Italy and China pavilions of World Showcase, Germany is one of the original countries featured when Epcot first opened. Unfortunately for some, however, the planned attraction for Germany was not completed in time for the opening.
The attraction was designed as a boat ride on the rivers of Germany but missing the initial completion deadline, it was delegated to be part of the Phase II construction of Epcot. However, along with most of the other Phase II options, the ride was never completed owing to Disney’s position that the expansions be payed for by the represented countries or businesses thereof.
Still, between the shops, restaurant, architecture and other nooks, the pavilion is definitely worth spending some time in when at Walt Disney World. Kids will especially like the toy train setup and can spend untold minutes, if not hours, watching them cruise around the model countryside. Other places to enjoy include:
Biergarten Restaurant – offering family-style seating and buffet service, those looking to catch a German meal will not be disappointed.
Das Kaufhaus – Athletic apparel and footwear along with sundries can be found here.
Volkskunst – Clocks and beer steins may be purchased at this location
Der Teddybar – As the name implies, this shop specializes in toys.
Kunstarbeit in Kristall – Fineries like crystal and jewelry may be located here.
Sussigkeiten – To the delight of your sweet-tooth, excellent German treats may be purchased at the Sussigkeiten.
Weinkeller – German wines are the stock and trade of the Weinkeller.
Die Weinachts Ecke – Christmastime in Germany, offered all year round, can be found here in the many ornaments, decorations, etc.
Glas Und Porzellan – Delicate Glass and porcelain items like the famous Hummel figurines by Goebel are found in this site.
Karamelle-Küche – translated Caramel Kitchen, this newest shop at the Germany Pavilion offers Werther’s Caramel products along with freshly made snacks all will enjoy.
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