Frankenmuth Trip Guide | Midwest Living

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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    Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
    Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
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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. (989) 652-9931;

Frankenmuth River Place Shops Dozens of unique shops and fun eateries, plus an arcade, populate this beautifully landscaped, Bavarian-theme outdoor complex. (800) 600-0105;

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. (989) 262-8300;

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. (888) 775-6343; 

Marv Herzog Hotel The sparkling riverview lodging teems with the polka master’s memorabilia.  (877) 400-4210;

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. (800) 863-7999;

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


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