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Known as “Little Bavaria” by more than three million who cross its cobblestone paths and covered wooden bridge each year, this tiny German town defines iconic. And anchored by two signature staples, Zehnder’s and Bavarian Inn — both with their top indoor waterparks and world-famous chicken dinners — traditions here run deep.
Add in streets lined with Bavarian architecture and a picturesque riverfront peppered with shops — plus the chance to tour it all on a horse-drawn carriage ride, pedal trolley, or riverboat cruise — and you start to experience the warm nostalgia of this inviting city and its European feel.
The German word for welcome, willkommen is the all-around attitude of this iconic place where more than 3 million people visit annually. Think dirndls & lederhosen, German beer and schnitzel, and your memorable weekend spent in a one-of-a-kind location known only as “Little Bavaria”!Read More +
From Zehnder’s Snowfest every January to Bavarian Festival in June, spring’s Balloons Over Bavarian Inn and World Expo of Beer, plus Oktoberfest and Auto Fest come fall — Frankenmuth’s booming with a year full of them, and you won’t want to miss out on a single one!Read More +
With its world-famous chicken dinners and crave-worthy sides, served up family-style daily at both Bavarian Inn and Zehnder’s, Frankenmuth is no stranger to a heaping plate of comfort food. But on top of these two iconic, mouthwatering mainstays, you’ll want to leave room for much more.Read More +
Whether you’ll pack up the kids and plenty of suits for two of Michigan’s top indoor waterpark hotels, or choose a spot that boasts the city’s Bavarian architecture and exudes its warm German welcome — willkommen to a stay that lives up to the iconic experience.Read More +