Frankenmuth - An Authentic German Christmas Town in Michigan

Frankenmuth - An Authentic German Christmas Town in Michigan

Frankenmuth

Having just moved to Michigan from the coast of Connecticut, which is steps from the greatest city on earth - the city that never sleeps - the city with a plethora of the best food options on the planet... we were hungry for some serious grub! We hadn’t been to a good restaurant in months.
 
We’d heard that there are some terrific foodie spots in the mid-Michigan area but they are scattered and hard to find unless you are familiar with the territory.  There isn’t a particular neighborhood or single street lined with fresh local eats. So when my daughter and her girlfriend came to visit and check out the new house – we went on the hunt for recommendations.
 
Armed with the knowledge that Frankenmuth is a hot spot with authentic German food – our trip was sure to be a successful food adventure!  And so it was!

Frankenmuth

We visited in November, which is likely one of the busiest months of the year – seeing as though the highlight of this town revolves around Christmas.  A hop and skip to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland for some elbow rubbing like sardines in the biggest store full of Christmas items I have ever seen in my life – and then a final destination into the Village of Frankenmuth.  Discovering the main drag lined with quaint shops and good eats was exactly what we were looking for!
 
Our lunch at The Bavarian Inn did not disappoint. There was a waiting line and no reservations accepted but it went quite quickly.

Frankenmuth Frankenmuth

A summer visit might be fun next time so we can spend more time browsing those shops in warmer weather, take a funship ride down the canal and visit the 150 yr old brewery!
 
Sum it up in 6:

  • Christmas town
  • German food
  • Quaint shops
  • Bavarian Town
  • Covered Bridge
  • Clydesdales 

Budget:
$30 - Gas for truck (2 hours round trip)
$160.00 – Bavarian Inn – Family style meal for 4 @25/pp, german beer, tax tip
$65 – shopping – gifts, fudge, pretzels
 
TIPS:
Not into German food? Not a problem, check out plenty of excellent restaurants in the Village.
 
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