In the center of the platz is a fountain with a statue of Saint George and the Dragon. According to the Golden Legend, Saint George saved a princess and a town from the dragon that was intent on harming them. In gratitude, the king built a church in honor of Saint George, and on the spot where the dragon died was a spring which had healing waters. Elsewhere, notice the details and elements from the 13th through 17th centuries. Don’t miss the large cuckoo clock, which has a glockenspiel that chimes every hour. You don’t want to pass by the miniature train garden. It is representative of the Romantic Road, which was a trade route in medieval times. Visitors still travel the scenic road from Wurzburg to Fussen. Along this road are castles, charming towns, the Alps, art, and architecture that take travelers back in time. The pavilion was originally supposed to have a boat ride that guided visitors down the Rhine, Tauber, Ruhr, and Isar rivers. The ride was put aside in 1981, prior to its completion. The loading area was repurposed into Sommerfest. The Germany Pavilion is a place to shop for German merchandise and dine on German foods. One thing there is no shortage of here is beer. There are four locations where those of age can purchase a variety of German beers. During the International Food & Wine Festival there are two more locations that sell German beer, as well as Apple Schnapps and Jagermeister.
Photo Gallery Architecture and Gardens of Germany Pavilion
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