When you visit the Epcot Germany Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase you see a recreation of a Bavarian village platz (plaza.) Here you will see a mixture of architectural styles in the various buildings that range from those you would see in the 13th century to the 17th centuries.
The Disney Imagineers looked to create a classic image of Germany that combines pieces and aspects of many real buildings and structures from across the country. By combining certain features of many different cities and buildings they successfully create a perfect storybook image of Germany as you may imagine in the fairy tales.
Gild Hall - Kaufhaus
One interesting building is the Gild Hall which is a close facsimile of the Kaufhaus found in Freiburg, Germany (pictured below.) The Historic Merchants Hall was built in 1520 - 1521. The statues on the front of the building represent 4 of the Hapsburg Emperors and were sculpted between 1520 and 1531 by Sixt von Staufen.
The Hapsburg Royal Family ruled Austria-Hungary from 1273 - 1918 and also led over Germany for much of this time. You must also realize that the Hapsburg family was in power at the time the original Kaufhaus was built. The 4 Hapsburgs that were chosen were the 4 most noteworthy and powerful in recent times when the statues were created in 1520 - 1531.
The four Hapsburg emperors represented on the original Kaufhaus are: Maximilian I, Philip I, Charles V, & Ferdinand I.
Charles' realm was described as "the empire on which the sun never sets." spanning nearly 4 million sq kilometers across Europe, the Far East, and the Americas.
The next time you are in Epcot, point out the statues of the Emperors to your family and earn bonus points by telling them that the "real" building in Germany actually has 4!