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Our Next Stop is Germany in World Showcase

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    After the sake in Mexico, Maelstrom in Norway and Mulan in China, we are now in Germany.

    I can guess what those of us with a sweet tooth will like :D

    Are there any hidden gems in Germany, what do you like or dislike, have you got photos to share.
     
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    i'm not really keen on German food (apart from sausages and black forest gateaux!) but love German beer. I also like the entertainment at the Biergarten. I don't really like sharing a table with people, we usually either get the people who can't for the life of them even say hello or the stalkers! :lol:
     
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    Oh. My. Yeah, I'll need to wait til I'm back at my computer for this one....
     
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    I am not a great lover of German food but love there their beer
     
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    I enjoy Biergarten :)
     
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    Well now! We've had some rollickin' good times in Germany! Haven't been there for a meal in some time, but always enjoyed ourselves whenever we did go. One of our earliest memories is of the NYE that we had dinner there at 6:00 pm and came out into the WS to shoulder to shoulder people! That was the year they shut down EPCOT to further entry.

    I've loved the sausages there, the lovely schnitzel, the spaetzele, the super delicious cherry tart dessert, and even their green beans! Herself LOVED the sauerbraten! It used to be lower priced than the other dinner buffets making it one of the very best values in WDW. :yes:

    One year they were serving kirsch in chocolate cups. (NYE). That was a pretty amazing experience. :lol:

    The mulled wine tastings, the regular wine tastingsā€¦ we still have a number of the little glasses they used to let you keep for the price of a small wine. Too much fun.

    Still love the pretzels here and have really enjoyed anything we've gotten from the little Sommerfest walk up kiosk, too.

    Music was good, and the servers were fun. Good times. Good times! Ein, zwei, ZUFFA! PROSIT!! :D
     
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    Mmmmmmm...bratwurst. *drool*
     
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    Having lived in Germany for 13 years I can honestly say that this is one of my favorites. I love the German Wine, The German Bier, the wurst, the Romantische Strasse trains. the pretzels, the sweet shop, etc. I'm not totally enamored of the Biergarten, if for no other reason, that I think they Americanize their food too much. But I find that with most of the restaurants around the World Showcase.
     
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    We always end up in Der Teddybar. Since my DW is a doll and teddy bear collector, it's the one place she absolutely has to stop. She was sad when Engel-Puppen left after Helmut Engels passed away but she still has to stop in there each visit.

    Tom ( :macwave:... she likes her Steiff too!)
     
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    The Skp clan finds Germany a bit of hit and miss...mostly miss. We may stop from time to time for a nice German beer, and pretzle, but not a must see for us. Think the reason is that it is too much like our Bush Gardens here in Virginia. Seems to be almost the same menu and shows and set up with the long tables in the Festhaus. It is kind of pretty to look at though.
     
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    I'm such a big fan of the Biergarten. It definitely isn't gourmet but it is decent buffet food and so far we have had three good visits there. Rushing off to the hospital now but will see if I have any decent food photos to upload later.
     
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    I can't remember much of Germany....think we may have had beer!
     
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    We love Germany. I love the Karamell Kuche shop...I could just stand there and *sniff* for ages :) Jon, of course, loves the beer. He was desperately disappointed when they took away his favorite beer - the Optimator. Heartbroken really.

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    Happy Jon wearing a beer cap hat.
    We enjoy Biergarten very much. Especially love the little band that plays :)
     
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    Optimator can knock you on your keister in a hurry. :) and this is what you'll feel like the next day. :ouch:
     
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    LOL! It's one of Jon's favorite beers! We've actually found a place not far from us in CT that is quite like Biergarten and serves Optimator.
     
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    I remember the sad days of no Optimator. Thank goodness it has been located close to home!
     
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    I also love German beer and I really like the Pavilion itself . I only ate at Biergarten once and it is a bit of a funny story. It was about 12 years ago and we brought my mother with us on this trip to help watch our infant daughter while we did the rides with our son. So one day we are walking thru the world showcase and a fierce storm is approaching with some nasty thunder and lightening. At this time we are looking for shelter and we happen to be in Germany. We are undecided if the food is something that we would enjoy so my mom decides that she will go in and check out the buffet and see if it is edible, problem.... it's about 5 minutes later and she is no where to be found. My wife leaves me outside with kids and goes inside to find her and my wife comes out and gives me the "look" and says " go get your mother ". I go inside and she is standing at the dessert buffet with a plate in hand eating away at a pile of cakes giving me a thumbs up. Needless to say I went and got us a table. The food was ok at best but we enjoyed the entertainment.
     
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    Baaaaahaaaahaaaahaaa!
     
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    The smells and sights from that shop......omg!
     
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    Looks like some of the same performers are still there!

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    The dancing is always fun

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