Lacking a true attraction (a water ride based on the Rhine was planned but never completed), Germany is popular for its food. The Biergarten Restaurant does sausages, beer, and the like—accompanied by yodeling and dancing—while the adjoining shop is for crystal doodads. The Sommerfest is the counter-service alternative for brats and pretzels. On the hour, the Clock Tower above the pavilion rings and two figures emerge, just like at the Glockenspiel in München (Munich). The artist’s space in the window of Das Kaufhaus facing the lagoon is in tribute to Jutta Levasseur, the egg-painting artist who worked at Epcot since its opening day and died in 2012. She was a beloved fixture in this park for 30 years. The pavilion is otherwise a string of connected one-room shops selling steins (from $37, although Grumpy is $230), figurines, crystal, Christmas ornaments, cuckoo clocks, and other high-priced wares.
Fun Stuff to Buy: The connected candy-and-wine shop, Weinkeller, is worth a gander: You’ll find such pick-me-ups as Gluhwein ($11 a liter), wine by the glass ($6–$10), by the flight (from $10), or by the bottle (spätlese, Auslese, Kabinett, Liebfraumilch, from $15). Der Teddybär sells toys, especially ones by Steiff and Haba. The Werthers Original shop does popcorns and candy ($4–$10).