Germany is a visual treat for Disney World guests at Epcot. The architecture, food, and ambiance are special and so is the beer.
We give Germany a mid-level rank simply because there isn’t a lot to do here. There is a party atmosphere during Oktoberfest and when you go to Germany the pavilion is about food and beer! My wife and I discovered Schofferhofer Grapefruit Bier by Hefeweizen brewery in Germany. You can get it on tap outside the restaurant or at one of the beer kiosks in front of the pavilion.
We were never a fan of grapefruit beer but this one was fantastic. So much so we looked it up when we got back to North Carolina and will now drive an hour to stock up from a store that carries it.
Germany is home to the Biergarten. An all-you-can-eat restaurant that features authentic German foods and drinks. Dinners and lunches can range from $38.00 to $58.00 per person which tends to be on par for any of the Disney AYCE type restaurants. The food is very good and plentiful.
Outside you can experience a German-style town with traditional architecture. Here you will find the statue of St. George and the Dragon. The statue is a replica of the same name in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a medieval town. There is also a tower with a clock in it.
Germany is also the pavilion you will want to visit if you are hoping to get up close and personal with my personal favorite princess, Snow White. Snow can be met just to the left of the pavilion if you are facing it in a little courtyard throughout the day. Times are posted.
During the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, food kiosks are open around the courtyard and the aromas are fantastic.
Interestingly enough, there are no rides or movies to watch in Germany. The pavilion was designed to feature a boat ride down several mock German rivers including the Rhine but funding wasn’t able to complete the project. There are still areas behind the pavilion that remain where the ride was supposed to be.
If desserts are your thing, this is the only place in Epcot to get an apple dipped in chocolate or caramel. You can find a lot of sweets in the shops that line the left side of the pavilion as well as clothing and other German products.
To the right of the pavilion, you will find restrooms and a large miniature train village. There have been rumblings that the train village will be removed to make way for the potential addition of another country showcase.
World Showcase ranking: 9 of 11