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Epcot – World Showcase – Germany

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There are 11 countries in the World Showcase, Germany is the 4th if you are going clockwise around the lagoon.

As you enter Germany you find yourself in the centre of the town square with a statue of St. George and the dragon, which according to legend he slayed! St George is the patron saint of soldiers.

I must admit it really reminded me of some of the little towns we visited on a tour of the Rhine region some years ago.

Germany has one of the best selections of shops within the World Showcase.

Der Teddy bar is a toy shop with cuddly toys, puppets, miniature trains and of course, teddy bears. In the Volkskunst, you'll find beer steins of all sizes and prices, clocks, watches, and hand crafted items such as cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, music boxes and woodcarvings.

Der Bucherwurm has English books about Germany as well as other German souvenirs and gifts. For winelovers a visit to the Weinkeller is a must.

The Sussigkeiten sells a wide variety of sweets, chocolate, pretzels, nuts and baked goods.

To get a Christmas souvenir why not pay a visit to Die Weihnachts Ecke where they stock some really unusual decorations. Collectors of Hummel figures will find lots to get excited about in the Glas Und Porzellan shop and for crystal jewellery and glass items take a look in the Kunstarbeit In Kristal.

On October 17, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria celebrated his marriage to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hindburghausen with one of the most marvellous festivals Munich had ever seen. This was the beginning of the Oktoberfest tradition.

For just over two weeks in September and early October, millions of people from around the world are drawn to Munich. Music, beer, and Gemutlichkeit flow freely in the enormous, colourful tents that crowd Theresienwiese, a fairground named after the Prince's bride. Frauleins in peasant costumes serve steins overflowing with beer, while party goers feast on such traditional Oktoberfest fare as roasted chicken and seemingly endless varieties of sausage called Wurst.

Now you can celebrate Oktoberfest every day of the year at Epcot!

In the Biergarten restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner they offer diners an all you can eat buffet with such culinary delights as bratwurst, weinkraut, rotisserie chicken, roasted pork and a variety of German salads. Not forgetting desserts such as Black Forest cake, apple strudel or the delicious Bavarian cheesecake.

The Sommerfest is a counter service restaurant that serves bratwurst or frankfurters with sauerkraut, soft pretzels and apple strudel and of course washed down with German beer!

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