I have been doing a lot of Epcot research lately for my guided tours business. I learned that this archway in Germany wasn't originally going to be home to a "snacks" area. For the first few years after the park opened, there were large wooden doors in this space. It marked the entrance area of what was supposed to be the "Rhine River Cruise." It was going to be a boat ride that featured the cultural heritage of Germany's past and highlights of its present. Unfortunately, this attraction was shelved and will probably never be built. However, this area is now home to Sommerfest where you can grab bratwurst for lunch and some delicious apple strudel for dessert.