Prost! Dining in EPCOT’s Germany Pavilion

Every pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to incredibly immersive theming, architecture, culture, experiences, and dining that transport Guests to various locations around the world without ever having to leave the Disney Park. The Germany Pavilion is no exception, and Guests immediately feel as though they are strolling through a charming German town right in the middle of the Walt Disney World Resort.

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The Germany Pavilion is also home to some amazing dining locations that serve up traditional German cuisine in both quick service and table service options. In addition, there is also a very popular bakery and sweets shop that sells mouthwatering treats that have Guests often lined up out the door.

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With so many amazing dining options, Guests are sure to want to spend plenty of time in EPCOT’s Germany Pavilion with an empty stomach, sampling all of the delicious bites and beverages as they go. Let’s check out all of the dining options in the Germany Pavilion!

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Biergarten Restaurant

The table service restaurant located in EPCOT’s Germany Pavilion is a completely unique experience that provides both delicious food and entertainment. The Biergarten Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and brings Guests into a large space that is themed to feel like the courtyard of a charming village at night.

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One perimeter of the Biergarten Restaurant is lined with village buildings with a central stage where oompah bands perform throughout each meal period. Guests are invited to help tap the keg at the beginning of lunch each day, sing along, toast together, and dance in the town square as the band plays a variety of instruments and acts.

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Surrounding the stage and town square at Biergarten Restaurant are large picnic-style tables where Guests are typically seated with other parties just like at an authentic beer garden. Each table offers great views of the entertainment and are lit by charming streetlights furthering the theme of the nighttime village.

The menu at Biergarten Restaurant focuses on authentic German cuisine and is served throughout a massive buffet where Guests can enjoy and sample as many things as they would like. The buffet lines the entire back of the restaurant, so that even when Guests are filling their plates they have great views of the entertainment!

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The buffet is split into several sections with the first offering up cold buffet items like fresh mixed green salads, macaroni salad, Bavarian sausage salad, potato salad, mustard salad, seasonal soups, head cheese with remoulade, sliced ham and bologna, bratwurst, and more. Nearby is also a station with several bread options including the mouthwatering pretzel rolls which are always warm, soft, and perfectly topped with salt.

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Further down the buffet at Biergarten Restaurant are hot food options which include items like potato dumplings, rotisserie chicken, grilled bratwurst, sausages with an assortment of toppings, glazed carrots, pork gratin, braised beef roulades, spaetzle, sauerkraut, breaded schnitzel, and more. Guests also love to indulge in the thick and creamy macaroni and cheese which is always a good choice!

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With so many options to choose from at the buffet, Guests might have a hard time saving room for dessert, but it is always a good options as Biergarten Restaurant features some decadent choices. The dessert buffet offers up some amazing bites including traditional black forest cake, vanilla pudding with chocolate chips, fresh fruit, Bavarian cheesecake, apple strudel, and more.

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Guests who enjoy a meal at Biergarten Restaurant also can order from a selection of beverages to ensure that they are able to toast with each cheers from the band. In addition to non-alcoholic options, wine, beer, and coffee, Guests can sample several German beers that are served in authentic steins that make the toasts and cheers even that much more fun! Prost!

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A counter service store in EPCOT’s Germany Pavilion serves up some of the most decadent snacks available in World Showcase and Guests can literally smell the offerings the moment they enter into the pavilion. Karamell-Kuche is a charming little shop that translates to “caramel kitchen” and they specialize in all things caramel with Werther’s Original Caramel sponsoring their menu.

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The interior of the store features cozy brown and yellow tones with shelves of specialty goodies and a large display case that showcases all of the freshly baked and created treats. There is also a small portion of open kitchen where Guests can watch Cast Members expertly coating treats in creamy melted caramel and popping fresh popcorn.

Once in front of the display case, Guests can check out all of the delicious goodies offered including options like Chocolate Caramel Brownie, Caramel & Chocolate Pretzel, Caramel & Milk Chocolate Crisped Rice Treat, German Chocolate Cookie with Pecans, Carmel Bacon Square, Caramel & Dark Chocolate Fudge, Caramel Vanilla Fudge, Caramel Pecan Bar, Yellow Caramel Cupcake, Caramel Cheesecake with Chocolate, and many seasonal items.

There are also two main items that many Guests love to stop by Karamell-Kuche for as they are the perfect crunchy and creamy caramel treats. The freshly popped Caramel Popcorn is warm and crunchy and features several options including plain and chocolate coated and there are also a selection of beautifully dipped Caramel Apples in all sorts of flavor and topping combinations.

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Guests who are looking to enjoy some authentic German cuisine in a quick service setting can head to the very rear of the Germany Pavilion across from the entrance to Biergarten Restaurant. Sommerfest is a quick service location with a limited menu that Guests can enjoy at nearby tables that look into the town square of the pavilion for beautiful and serene views.

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Open throughout each day in EPCOT, Sommerfest features two main food items for Guests to choose from. The Bratwurst is served hot on a freshly baked roll topped with sauerkraut and a side of house-made paprika chips and the Jumbo Pretzel is a massive portion that is hot, soft, and perfectly salter. Guests who are willing to share can sit back and indulge in both options while taking in the wonderful atmosphere of the Germany Pavilion.

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In addition to the food, Guests can also enjoy a selection of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages from Sommerfest. Guests wanting to have the full German experience and indulge in a beer can enjoy drafts from Germany including Beck’s Pilsner, Warsteiner Dunkel, and Schofferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen.

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Bier Stand

Near the front of the Germany Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is a counter service Bier Stand where Guests can indulge in authentic German drafts, German wine, and shots of Jagermeister. The small stand also offers up the delicious Warm Pretzel that is served nearby at Sommerfest, and it is just as delicious, warm, and salty as the other location!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.