Culture Pavilion

German Fest presents the
Culture Pavilion
located on the south end of the festival grounds, adjacent to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater

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2018 Culture Pavilion Feature:  German Inventions and Inventors

Imagine the world without beer – one of the many great German inventions! It was also Germans behind the discovery of the science of Radiology and the Theory of Relativity. The computer, television, automobile and MP3-format originated in Germany as well. You’ll be surprised to learn how very German the most trivial things in your daily life are.

Check back soon to see what the 2019 Culture Pavilion theme will be!

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

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.