Culture Village

German Fest presents the Culture Village
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Check back soon for the release of our 40th Anniversary Culture Village theme!

2019 Culture Village 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 fairy-tale 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 Village Hours
Friday, 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, Noon – 9:00 pm
Sunday, Noon – 9:00 pm

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!


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

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

Stenzel Iron Blacksmith Artist Eric Stenzel demonstrates traditional forging techniques.  Be sure to check out the 110-year-old mechanical “Little Giant” power hammer!

Stop by to watch Woodcarver Steve Klein skillfully craft small figurines.

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.


Located near the Culture Village
Relax while being entertained by local musicians
For the complete Musikgarten schedule, click here