Culture Pavilion

German Fest presents the Culture Pavilion
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2019 Culture Pavilion Feature:  German Castles

Out of all the countries in Europe, we think Germany has the best collection of the most stunning castles!  From defensive wonders to fairytale castles straight out of a storybook, Germany has it all.  Some of the magnificent structures were built to protect towns, while others were formed just for the pleasure of kings.

In the past, some of these properties have helped inspire Brother’s Grimm to write timeless tales and even gave Walt Disney the model to create his own iconic castle.

Immerse yourself in the Castles of Germany, this year’s 2019 Culture Pavilion theme.

Culture Pavilion Hours
Friday, 3:00-9:00pm
Saturday, Noon-9:00pm
Sunday, Noon-9:00pm

**NEW LOCATION** North End

See displays from member organizations of German Fest featuring pictures, posters and memorabilia.  NEW DISPLAYS every year!  Participate in the Passport Program featuring questions to help our young people learn more about Germany.


A variety of postcards, flags, memorabilia and other items will be available for purchase.


The Milwaukee Chapter of ETE, the premiere North American organization focused on educating the public on the subject of European Railroading returns to German Fest!  Delight in this beautiful display!


Kids of ALL ages can come and test their German language knowledge with games like “Worterklatsche,” German Scrabble, Word Searches, “Zungenbrecher” (Tongue Twisters), matching German words to pictures and other German language games.


HANDWERKER (Craftsmen) and artists demonstrate their talents and display their products.

Learn to make German stars and watch the wood turners making beautiful objects.

Wooden Shoe Carvers will demonstrate the carving in the Handwerker section of the Pavilion on Sunday only.


Genealogists will be available to look up your family tree.


Relax while being entertained by local musicians, a marionette puppet show or travel films.  For the complete Musikgarten schedule, click here.