Entering The Platz (Plaza) in the Germany Pavilion, you get the feel of being in a 16th Century German village. There are many things to see including a statue of St. George fighting a Dragon and a clock tower featuring a glockenspiel that chimes every hour. The is also one of the newest shops in World Showcase, unique entertainment, and delicious dining options all available in the Germany pavilion. While there are no rides, there is much in the way of entertainment that should not be overlooked!
Oktoberfest Musikanten – This is a 6 person musical group that performs at the Biergarten Restaurant, and features Bavarian music, dancing, singing, and even yodeling.
Miniature Train and Village – Located on the far side of the pavilion heading towards Italy, this replica of a small German town features a railroad and intricate detail in the village. Originally created for the Flower and Garden Festival, this was kept because of how popular it had become.
Character Meet and Greet – Guests can meet Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at various points around Germany daily.
Volkskunst – Beautiful Schneider cuckoo clocks and lavish beer steins can be found here along with other various glassware.
Weinkeller and Süssigkeiten – These stores offer many, many selections of German wine, along with sweets, and cookies.
Die Weihnachts Ecke – An amazing Christmas store where you will see decorations, ornaments and other handcrafted Christmas items. Don’t miss the nutcrackers!
Kunstarbeit in Kristall – Offering amazing creations from Swarovski crystal, and glass-blown designs and figures, this store is BEAUTIFUL. It also features what may be the most expensive item you can purchase at Walt Disney World. This Limited edition replica of Cinderella Castle is decorated with thousands of jewels and crystals and will set you back $37,500.
Karamelle-Küche – The newest store in Germany that opened in fall 2010 is themed like an Old World German caramel shop. A show kitchen is set up inside and you can watch as caramel popcorn, apples, strawberries and marshmallows are all coated in delicious caramel. Werther’s Original Caramel can be bought here along with other sweets and is the only free-standing retail shop for Storck (the people who make Werther’s). Many of the sweets are available for a snack credit on the Dining Plan.
If you’d like to see more pictures of Germany in World Showcase, check out our Photo Album!