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Our Next Stop is Germany in World Showcase

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    Now there you are making me want to go to the Biergarten.
     
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    Great photos, Mags...loved the band :) In all our visits I don't know that I've ever taken one photo of them!
     
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    We have always enjoyed the Biergarten and of course now that my two are both of drinking age, they were thrilled. They were even more happy that they were able to drink at the age of 16 in Munich. Becca, I love the band. Sure it is cheesy, but I have always loved watching the little ones dance with their parents and grandparents. I am quite a chatterbox so love the communal tables. :)

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    Wow so much like the Festhaus at Busch Gardens (formerly The Olde Country now Europe) in Williamsburg. For some reason my mind melds the two attractions into one. There was a cool old guy at BG that would walk around with a full stone and lead the Fest . The burgermeister ! Guess the one here was a bit more touristy, but menu similar, both with tons of beer (now not limited to A. Busch brews), but I think BG has a better oompah band and dancers. Johnie could most likely give her thoughts on it.
     
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    BTW thank you Becca for the great photos. Our clan needs to spend some quality vacation time with you and yours!
     
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    I love Biergarten at Epcot. It's somewhat similar to Fest Haus at BG but really different as well. The performers at Biergarten make me think of an older more sedate oompa band. Whereas at Fest Haus they are younger and much more rowdy/festive. We ALWAYS eat at Fest Haus since it's the only air conditioned restaurant at BG lol

    As got beer, I cannot compare. I was not if drinking age when BG had any good beers. Budweiser and the like do NOT equal good beer to me. Of course, I love Guinness so that also skews my view
     
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    Thank you for the photos of the food, I didn't think there would be anything in there that I would like as I am very fussy when it comes to sausages. There does seem to be some things I would like though.

    I still don't fancy sitting at a table with lots of strangers, it would be different if there were more of us, but being just 2, it just isn't me :redface:

    So if I'm there next year at the same time as you Becca, we'll tag along :D
     
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    Yes please!

    Wouldn't it be great if we could get a big group of "Secrets" folks together and have our own table :)
     
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    It would definitely be fun :yes:
     
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    Beer or what passed for it was always a central theme at BG over the years. I am have completed my "post doctoral" beer school studies there:D with numerous trips to the school housed in the Ireland section. Of course it was all Anheiser Bush stuff back then. We went back for Christmas Town in December and the beer selection has doubled or tripled (AB was bought out by Inbev - so now all kinds of European and domestic microbrews.)

    Still it is a good time to go to the Festhaus.
     
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    The pavillion itself is attractive, but we don't spend much time here. I do like to buy ornaments and books in die Weihnachtsecke (Christmas shop) though.
    We ate in the Biergarten once, but didn't enjoy sitting at the shared tables. We do like to eat in the Sommerfest quick service. Bratwurst served with sauerkraut, followed by apple strudel and washed down with beer. Delicious. :)
     
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    :mental: AHHH! You just reminded me of one of our other "favorite" things in Germany, the ornaments! When we were there in December '11, we purchased a new ornament each day to decorate our little in-room tree. We took turns choosing each day, and Baleigh couldn't WAIT for her first day to choose; she'd been wanting a "Pickle" for YEARS! So on her day, off we went to Germany and she got her pickle...in fact, she got a totally BLINGED out pickle!

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    Wow, that is a fab pickle! :)
     
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    Anyone who likes the Germany pavilion and especially the Christmas goodies should think about a trip to the German Christmas markets. Now I know I have a 'thing' about Germany, but honestly Nuremburg was one of the most beautiful cities I have visited apart from Prague and it is supposed to have the best Christmas market in Germany as it is 'tat free' with beautiful hand made goods and is the home of the original gingerbread, lebkuchen.

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    The photos are great Mags, it's something I have always said I will do, but I just haven't got there :lol:
     
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    Beautiful pictures Mags! Would love to visit one day.
     
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    Germany has always been on Jon's bucket list...now it's on mine!
     
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    Germany is a wonderful place to visit. Especially along the Rhine. :)
     
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    I don't think I ever realized how beautiful it is!
     
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    It is a beautiful country. We haven't been along the Rhine Diane but we took a train from Berlin to Prague in 2012 (so easy to do on a country with amazing public transport) and travelled along the River Elbe. What a trip and what beautiful scenery from Dresden onwards. It reminds me of the photos I have seen of the scenery along the Rhine.

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