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Authentic Restaurants and Fun Attractions In Frankenmuth

As one of Michigan’s most visited towns, Frankenmuth is known as “Michigan’s Little Bavaria” and beloved for its European architecture and charm. If you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing an enchanting alpine village without having to fly to the Bavarian Alps, this riverfront town is the perfect escape.

Frankenmuth is a place with a big heart and a small-town spirit, where visitors can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, stroll through covered bridges, shove off on riverboat cruises and sit down to hearty, chicken dinners. In short, Frankenmuth is a place with a little bit of something for everyone.

Nearby Restaurants

Bavarian Inn (2 blocks)

  • Santa

Have a taste of Olde World Germany at the Bavarian Inn. You can sample authentic German dishes and then stroll the lovely, riverfront grounds as horse-drawn carriages pass by. There’s also an indoor waterpark with 4 pools to enj

Zehnder’s (2 blocks)

If you’re in the mood to golf on a championship course, slide around a waterpark, tour some fascinating shops and top it all off with an all-you-can-eat, chicken dinner, then Zehnder’s is the absolute perfect place for you. It’s a whole other universe of fun and one of Michigan’s most popular, family attractions, too. For more information, please visit

Tiffany's (1 block)

Enter a hearty piece of history and enjoy a delicious meal at Tiffany’s. With great pizza and other delectable menu choices, creative cocktails and stained glass décor you won’t see anywhere else, you’re always in for a treat. Be sure to check for fantastic weekly drink and dinner specials. To find out more information, please visit

St. Julian Winery (2 blocks)

  • Two Queen Beds with View

Have a hankering for wine? Whether you want to celebrate a special occasion with friends or you have an urge to sample different flavors, The St. Julian Winery offers an amazing array of choices. From dry to fruity to everything in between, this winery won’t disappoint. You can also check out popular events such as the Wine & Harvest Festival. For more information, please visit

Nearby Attractions

Bavarian Belle Riverboat Tours (4 blocks)

Get a different perspective on Frankenmuth’s fascinating history. The Bavarian Belle Riverboat Tours give you a historical, narrated excursion on a charming vessel. You can enjoy snacks and beverages on board as well. Take the hour tour and discover how Frankenmuth became the place it is today. For more information, please visit

Riverplace Shops (4 blocks)

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Experience shopping in a whole other way. When you go to Riverplace Shops, you’ll enter the recreation of a German/Bavarian village. While you shop, you can enjoy unique architecture, floral gardens and even some beautiful waterfalls. More than 40 retail establishments are in this one location, too. Check out the fun events at Riverplace Shops while you’re here. For more information, please visit

The Fortress Golf Course (1 mile)

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Get your game going at the Fortress Golf Course. You’ll be taken back to golf’s early beginnings in Scotland with the course’s bent-grass tees, greens and fairways. Tournaments and special events also take place on this gorgeous course. Feel free to bring your kids to the junior programs or join one of the clinics yourself. For more information, please visit

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland (1 mile)

  • Non-Smoking King Room

Enter the world’s largest Christmas store and enjoy this magical season all year round. Measured at one and a half football fields, this amazing establishment is filled with 50,000 trims and gifts. You’re bound to get into the spirit of this most popular holiday the moment you walk through the door. For more information, please visit

Timbers Golf Club (4 miles)

  • Two Queen Beds with View

Are you in search of a beautiful and challenging golf course? Look no further than the Timbers Golf Club. These lovely courses are formed through the scenic wetlands and have a distinct, Northern Michigan feel. Plus, you’re always welcome to enjoy golf outings with any group size. Take a look at the award-winning, full line golf shop, too. For more information, please visit

Birch Run Premium Outlets (7 miles)

Whether you want a specific piece of clothing or a particular brand name, there’s a good chance you’ll find it at the Birch Run Premium Outlets. This trendy mall has a wide variety of products from top designers and it’s sure to please. You’ll also enjoy great savings of up to 65 percent. For more information, please visit

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