The Germany Pavilion is part of the World Showcase in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. It was opened on October 1, 1982.

History

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 the Mexico and Norway rides. 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 a host country funded for it. Because of lack of funding, the ride building is now used as storage space. You can see the main entrance hall, as it's now the dining area for the Biergarten. The ride building is used for storage for floats, a workshop, and cast member rehearsal space.

Layout

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 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

Current

  • Kidcot Fun Stops - Germany
  • Germany Model Train Display

Former

 Future

Entertainment

Displays

  • 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.

Restaurants

Shopping

  • Das Kaufhaus
  • Der Teddybar
  • Die Weihnachts Ecke
  • Glankunst
  • Karamell-Kuche
  • Kunstarbeit in Kristall
  • Stein Haus
  • Volkskunst
  • Weinkeller

Transportation

  • FriendShip Launch - Germany

Gallery


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World Celebration (Coming Soon)
Spaceship EarthImagination! (Journey into Imagination with FigmentImageWorks: The What-If Labs) • The EPCOT Experience Center
World Nature (Coming Soon)
The Land (Awesome Planet Soarin' Around the WorldLiving with the Land) • The Seas with Nemo & Friends (Turtle Talk with Crush) • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana (Opening in 2021)

Seasonal: Living with the Land: Merry and Bright Nights

World Discovery (Coming Soon)
Mission: SPACETest TrackGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Opening in 2022) • PLAY! (Animation Academy (Opening in Summer 2021))
World Showcase
Mexico Pavilion (Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros) • Norway Pavilion (Frozen Ever After) • China Pavilion (Reflections of ChinaWondrous China (Opening in 2021)) • Germany PavilionItaly PavilionThe American AdventureJapan PavilionMorocco PavilionFrance Pavilion (Impressions de FranceBeauty and the Beast Sing-AlongRemy's Ratatouille Adventure (Opening in 2021)) • International GatewayUnited Kingdom Pavilion (Mary Poppins (Coming Soon)) • Canada Pavilion (Canada: Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360) • DuckTales World Showcase Adventure (Opening in 2021)
Resorts
Disney's Yacht Club ResortDisney's Beach Club ResortDisney's BoardWalk InnDisney's BoardWalk VillasDisney's Caribbean Beach ResortDisney's Riviera Resort
Current Entertainment
HarmonioUS (Opening in 2021)
Former Attractions and Entertainment
Future World
Universe of EnergyImagination! (Journey Into ImaginationUpstairs Image WorksMagic JourneysHoney, I Shrunk the AudienceCaptain EOJourney Into Your Imagination) • Ellen's Energy AdventureHorizonsWorld of MotionWonders of Life (Body WarsCranium CommandGoofy About HealthThe Making of Me) • CommuniCoreThe Land (SymbiosisKitchen KabaretFood RocksCircle of Life: An Environmental Fable) • Splashtacular • The Living Seas • Innoventions

World Showcase
China Pavilion (Wonders of China) • Norway Pavilion (Maelstrom) • Mexico Pavilion (El Rio del Tiempo) • Canada Pavilion (O Canada!) • IllumiNationsIllumiNations 25IllumiNations: Reflections of EarthAgent P's World Showcase AdventureKim Possible World Showcase Adventure
Seasonal: Millennium VillageTapestry of NationsEpcot Forever


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Water Parks
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Other Attractions
Disney SpringsESPN Wide World of SportsWalt Disney World Monorail SystemDisney Skyliner
Resorts
Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgeDisney's Beach Club ResortDisney's Beach Club VillasDisney's BoardWalk InnDisney's Contemporary ResortDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & SpaDisney's Polynesian Village ResortDisney's Wilderness LodgeDisney's Caribbean Beach ResortDisney's Coronado Springs ResortDisney's All-Star Movies ResortDisney's All-Star Music ResortDisney's All-Star Sports ResortDisney's Pop Century ResortDisney's Art of Animation ResortDisney's Old Key West ResortDisney's BoardWalk VillasBay Lake TowerDisney's Fort Wilderness Resort & CampgroundDisney's Port Orleans ResortDisney's Yacht Club ResortDisney's Animal Kingdom VillasDisney's Saratoga Springs Resort & SpaDisney's Riviera ResortStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (Opening in 2021)
Former Areas
Disney's River CountryDiscovery IslandPleasure IslandWalt Disney World Speedway
See Also
The Walt Disney World ExplorerAs Told by EmojiDisney TransportTransportation and Ticket Center
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