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Frankenmuth Trip Guide

Michigan’s Little Bavaria (population: 4,900) draws visitors with old-world atmosphere, festivals, shops and family style chicken dinners.
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    Zak's Bavarian Kandy Haus
    Zak's Bavarian Kandy Haus
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    Frankenmuth Brewing Company
    Frankenmuth Brewing Company
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    Horse and buggy outside Zehnder's
    Horse and buggy outside Zehnder's

What to do

Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland Stock up on ornaments at this festive behemoth, which bills itself as the world’s largest holiday shop. See reviews and ratings. (989) 652-9931; bronners.com

Frankenmuth River Place Shops Dozens of unique shops and fun eateries, plus an arcade, populate this beautifully landscaped, Bavarian-theme outdoor complex. See reviews and ratings. (989) 652-9043; frankenmuthriverplace.com

Where to eat

Frankenmuth Brewing Company Big windows and a nice patio overlook the Cass River. Try a pizza and one of their quality brews, like the malty Red Sky Ale. See reviews and ratings. (989) 262-8300; frankenmuthbrewery.com

Where to stay

Bavarian Inn Lodge This family-owned hotel has European-theme rooms and a water park. At Oma’s Restaurant, chicken dinners and German fare are big hits. From $169. See reviews and ratings for Oma's Restaurant. (888) 775-6343; bavarianinn.com 

Marv Herzog Hotel The sparkling riverview lodging teems with the polka master’s memorabilia. From $170, including breakfast. See reviews and ratings. (877) 400-4210; www.marvherzoghotel.com

Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark Families enjoy the golf and the indoor water park. The locally famous all-you-can-eat fried-chicken dinners come served family-style. From $199. See reviews and ratings for Zehnder's restaurant. (800) 863-7999; zehnders.com

For information: Frankenmuth Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 386-8696; frankenmuth.org

 

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