Willkommen To Frankenmuth!
Welcome to family time, welcome to playtime, welcome to Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria. Those words taken from the well-known Pure Michigan commercials could not be truer when talking about Frankenmuth, located in the heart of the Great Lakes Bay Region just 90 miles north of Detroit, this town of just over 4,000 residents plays host to over three million visitors each year.
Guests from all over the world come for two of the country’s largest independently owned restaurants serving world famous family style chicken dinners, Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, and Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store but stay for the slower pace of life and small town moments.
While you’re sure to find rest and relaxation, Frankenmuth is well known for its many festivals and events throughout the year. Ranging from a Bavarian celebration full of cold German beer, lederhosen and polka music right in downtown to a whole weekend dedicated to hot air balloons, dog Olympics and lots of free family fun; Frankenmuth really knows how to throw a party.
Whether you’re looking to spend a great weekend with family that doesn’t break the bank or reconnect with friends around an outdoor fire-bar, Michigan’s Little Bavaria is sure to deliver.