by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager
I journeyed to Germany Pavilion in World Showcase for this month’s article about unique shopping opportunities found at Epcot. I’ve visited this pavilion numerous times throughout the years as both a guest and a Cast Member. It was on this trip that I marveled at the architectural beauty of this incredibly detailed pavilion.
The architecture found in Germany Pavilion contains a mix of styles from various German regions. From quaint wooden cottages to a replica medieval castle, all the shops face a spacious Platz, or town square. In the center of the square, guests find a clock tower and a replica statue of St. George and the Dragon that is reminiscent of a statue found in Rothenburg, Germany. At the back of the pavilion, you will find the Biergarten Restaurant where Oktoberfest is celebrated all year long with authentic German cuisine and lively entertainment (two words – pretzel bread!).
I spent nearly two hours taking photos while meandering through the interconnected shops. Germany Pavilion has eight different shops including the holiday-themed Die Weihnachts Ecke shop; Stein Haus (drinkware and home décor); Weinkeller (wine shop); and Das Kaufhaus, which carries soccer apparel and accessories. Each shop is filled with wonderful Germany-inspired treasures.
There was no shortage of apparel and other items created especially for Disney Parks. These items include graphic tees with Disney Characters, Disney ear hats, Tervis tumblers, or collectible steins inspired by the pavilion. Other items I found include decorative clocks, Hummel figurines, personalized drinkware, Steiff plush bears, authentic Bavarian style mustard, and numerous seasonal ornaments.
One of my favorite stops is Karamell-Küche (or Caramel Kitchen). Presented by Werther’s Original, this shop along World Showcase promenade is filled with delicious caramel-themed treats. My favorite is the freshly made caramel popcorn. You can read about this shop in this article from April 2016.
Guests can find select items from this pavilion using the free Shop Disney Parks mobile app. To download, please visit DisneyWorld.com/Shop.
Below are several additional images I took during my visit:
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