15 Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip to Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a true gem nestled in the heart of Michigan's Great Lakes Bay region. From the quaint, German small-town feel to the abundance of things to see and do at the River Place shops, a trip to Michigan's Little Bavaria never disappoints.

Read more on a few things to do in Frankenmuth this fall that makes for a perfect visit, courtesy of the Frankenmuth Convention and Visitors Bureau.

We just wrapped up our #SeeFrankenmuth summer photo contest and from the looks of things, we had plenty of visitors that could testify to the fact that 1-800-FUN-TOWN isn’t just our phone number. Take a look at some of our fan-submitted photos and start planning your next trip to Michigan’s Little Bavaria.

 

 

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Nothing but blue skies over Zehnder’s Restaurant, one of Frankenmuth’s culinary gems since 1856. Want to try the World’s Famous Chicken Dinners for yourself? Taste the crispy goodness on your next trip!

 

 

 

 

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An evening view like this can only come from the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth: featuring 4 indoor pools, 2 indoor water slides, 3 whirlpools, 360 unique guest rooms located on the Cass River, like this one.

 

 

 

 

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The gorgeous River Place Shops in Frankenmuth are all-aglow at night. With over 40 specialty shops, boutiques and attractions, it is easy to shop well into the evening.

 

 

 

 

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Cozy up under the striped parasols and fire lamps at Prost! Wine Bar and Charcuterie.  Offering a full bar, craft beer and cocktails and six wines on tap centrally located in the heart of downtown.

 

 

 

 

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An incredible firework display celebrating Independence Day in Michigan’s Little Bavaria.

 

 

 

 

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Two little visitors overlooking the Covered Bridge and gorgeous Cass River. Did you know that this is Michigan’s largest wooden covered bridge?

 

 

 

 

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Water like glass. The Cass River is great for kayaking and paddle boarding. For rentals, visit the Frankenmuth Outfitters.

 

 

 

 

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A whimsical moment captured from Frankenmuth’s Balloons Over Bavarian Inn Festival.

 

 

 

 

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A picturesque moment of Frankenmuth’s Covered Bridge overlooking the Cass River at sunset. The perfect place to cast a fishing pole, enjoy a picnic or simply rest and experience the natural beauty that can only be found here.

 

 

 

 

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A gorgeous sunrise illuminates the farm fields. When settlers came to the city in 1845, Frankenmuth was founded on flour, saw and woolen mills. They also produced beer, cheese and sausage. Agricultural and self-sustaining businesses were the norm. Check out the history here.

 

 

 

 

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The Bavarian Inn Castle Shops are a world of enchantment! Located in the lower level of Bavarian Inn Restaurant, you’ll find seven unique shops that have something for everyone.

 

 

 

 

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A nighttime view from inside Frankenmuth’s Covered Bridge, or as we say in German, the Holz Brucke.

 

 

 

 

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An iconic landmark of Frankenmuth will always create a fun photo shoot.

 

 

 

 

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Frankenmuth’s  Cass River reflecting the beautiful Bavarian Inn Lodge. This shot was taken from Frankenmuth’s River Walk: a charming willow-lined path that is a great biking and walking trail.

 

 

 

 

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When Frankenmuth celebrates the Balloons Over Bavarian Inn Festival, you don’t have to be on Main Street to enjoy the show.

 What do you love to do in the area? Share in the comments!

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