Explore Frankenmuth

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.

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Explore Frankenmuth
Things to Do in Frankenmuth

On a horse-drawn carriage ride, riverboat cruise, or pedal trolley with local suds from Frankenmuth Brewery on board — there’s no shortage of ways to take in the sights of this iconic German town.

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Events in Frankenmuth

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!

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Eat + Drink in Frankenmuth

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.

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Places to Stay in Frankenmuth

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.

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