Welcome to a place where family-style chicken dinners are world-famous, Christmas is here all year long, and you’ll never have to stroll too far to find a completely new and authentic Bavarian experience. From eclectic shopping to traditional dining, this quaint town packs more personality than you can imagine. We’re ready to roll out the giant German welcome mat, inviting you in to a whole new world of family fun…
Known as Michigan’s Little Bavaria, Frankenmuth has a reputation for rolling out the giant German welcome mat to millions of guests each year. With two of America’s largest family-owned restaurants, Zehnder’s and Bavarian Inn, the world’s largest CHRISTmas Store, Bronner’s, and countless other outstanding attractions, it’s no wonder Frankenmuth’s unparalleled Bavarian charm keeps visitors coming back again and again.
Discover the secrets of Frankenmuth’s historic mills and museums, browse over 40 unique shops at Frankenmuth Riverplace, or lace up your dirndl and lederhosen for a fun-filled day at one of Frankenmuth’s many traditional German festivals.
A few of Frankenmuth’s most popular events are the Bavarian Festival, rated one of Michigan’s Top 5 Festivals by AAA’s Michigan Living Magazine, and Oktoberfest, the only Oktoberfest celebration outside of Germany officially sanctioned by the City of Munich.