Frankenmuth Delights

Frankenmuth Delights

Willkommen to Frankenmuth, Michigan's Little Bavaria. There are a great number of things for you and your family to do. From fantastic food, eclectic shopping and entertainment, to rich historical beauty and culture, it's the ideal departure from the ordinary every day.

Frankenmuth Brewery1.    Frankenmuth Brewery     
       425 S. Main Street
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 262-8300

This fascinating 20-minute tour features the history of the brewery and the entire brewing and bottling process at the Frankenmuth Brewery. You will also see the Frankie Root Bier being made and bottled. After your tour sample some of the authentic craft-brewed beer, enjoy a burger or pizza and then check out our many souvenirs and gift items.

St. Julian2.   St. Julian Wine Company Tasting Room   
    127 S. Main Street
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 652-3281

St. Julian is Michigan's oldest, largest and most awarded winery. Sample many exquisite wines that are made right here in Michigan! The winery is home of the award winning Solera Cream Sherry which is aged in oak barrels in Frankenmuth. Non-alcoholic sparkling juices are also available for sample to those under the age of 21 or seeking an alcohol free experience. Open 10am and 6pm Mon-Sat and 12pm and 6pm Sunday. Sampling is free of charge. 

Frankenmuth FunShips3.   Frankenmuth FunShips 
       445 S. Main Street
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 652-3400

The "Wine Garden Tasting Room" is where you will find a small intimate setting and a friendly staff person to guide you through a unique and enjoyable experience of sampling both chocolates and Michigan made wines. The cost is $4 per person and you will enjoy five chocolates and six wine samples to complete the experience. Sparkling juice is available for those participants that are under 21 years of age or seeking an alcohol free experience. Located at the Wolcott Winery in the Frankenmuth FunShips building. A wine only sampling experience is also available.  

SugarHigh Bakery4.   SugarHigh Bakery  
       925 S. Main Street, Suite G1
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 652-2400

SugarHigh Bakery is a gourmet pastry shop that is now open in the River Place Shops. We offer events and classes that happen most weekends during the summer months like Once Upon a Cake, Freestyle Ice and more. We also have a large selection of cupcakes, homemade Italian gelato and other sweet treats available for pick up anytime. Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate your birthday or just spend time with friends? Design your own cupcake we provide the frosting and sprinkles necessary to have a sweet time in a party atmosphere! Reservation are required. 

Great Lakes Olive Oil Company5.   Great Lakes Olive Oil Company 
       925 S. Main Street
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 652-2433

Come and explore the many fresh Gourmet olive oils and Balsamic Vinegar's imported from around the world at the Great Lakes Olive Oil Company! Try the “Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil” or the “Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar”, just a couple of the endless possibilities to enhance your culinary style. The bread offered for sampling is made locally at one of Frankenmuth’s fine bakeries. We invite you to taste before you buy and watch as your oils and vinegar's are custom bottled just for you!

Frankenmuth Fudge Company6.   Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen       
       606 S. Main Street
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (877) 25-fudge

Dark, rich cocoa, sweet creamy butter, Georgia pecans, Michigan cherries and Hawaiian coconut are some of the finest ingredients used in making original Frankenmuth Fudge. Made fresh daily in copper kettles and hand paddled on thick marble slabs for you to view and sample at two locations, the Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen and Zak’s Fudge. Over 21 flavors daily with occasional seasonal flavors.

Raus Country Store7.   Raus Country Store 
       656 S. Main Street
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 652-8388

Remember the good old days with the penny candies from your youth! You will find rock candy, Rootbeer Barrels, Mary Janes, Necco Waffers, candy sticks and many more blasts from the past at this sweet stop. Share the nostalgic experience of enjoying these great candies with your children, friends, coworkers and clients….or just take a moment to relive the tastes and smells of the old fashioned candies for your self. Located at Michigan’s most unique Country Store, which is also home of the famous Pickle Barrel featuring Michigan grown pickles! 

Bavarian Inn8.   Bavarian Inn 
       713 S. Main Street
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (800) 228-2742

Hear the story of how the traditional German pretzel originated, and then be transformed into a German baker. This hands-on experience offers a behind the scenes opportunity for you to learn pretzel rolling methods from the knowledgeable Bavarian Inn staff while you shape your own pretzel. Then, pick up your piping hot pretzel after they are baked and reap the rewards of your hard work at the Bavarian Inn Bakery. This experience is offered daily at 2:30pm. The cost is $4.50 per person and a minimum of one hour advance reservations are required. 

Popcorn Wagon Frankenmuth Inc9.   Popcorn Wagon Frankenmuth Inc  
      925 S. Main Street
       Frankemuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 652-1114

A family owned store with 42 flavors of freshly popped popcorn all made from scratch in Michigan are offered for sample at the Popcorn Wagon store. Try the “Fruit Salad”, “Dill Pickle” or the all time favorite “Carmel Corn’. Can’t you just smell and taste it? Then take home your favorite variety or consider experimenting on your own at home. They also offer supplies such as ten varieties of un-popped popcorn and over a dozen different seasons! 

Frankenmuth Cheese Haus10.  Frankenmuth Cheese Haus    
       561 S. Main Street
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 652-6727

140 kinds of cheese and famous cheese spreads made here at the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus Try the bacon, garlic or jalapeno and your taste buds will delight in the great flavor. Are you looking for something really unique? Try the special blend chocolate cheese, it is no doubt the most unusual cheese available…providing something special for the chocolate lover in all of us. Also available are strawberry and the world famous Father Bolgers cheese spreads. A video of the cheese making process is always available and occasionally you may witness the cheese maker in action. Don’t forget to take a picture with the big Mouse outside.

Zehnder's11.  Zehnder’s       
       730 S. Main Street
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (800) 863-7999

Smell the aroma of many homemade treats? It’s likely coming from the Zehnder’s Bakery. Here guests can taste the samples of fresh baked breads and sweets. At various times, you can watch the team of bakers preparing all their famous recipes through the window in the Zehnder’s Marketplace Bake Shop. Zehnder’s makes fresh fancy breads, cakes, cookies, pastries and pies daily. 

Farmer's Market12.  Frankenmuth Farmers Market    
      11585 King Road
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 295-9766

Offering seasonally fresh, local products at its downtown location on Saturday’s from 8am-2pm May 21st through October 15th. The market also features many handmade goods as well as offers education to growers, producers and consumers on the values of locally grown products. You will often find entertainment in this wonderful gathering area for the community. The Farmers Market also offers a Wednesday evening market in the Frankenmuth Credit Union parking lot for fresh, mid-week market needs. There are also various special events going on throughout the summer and fall to encourage consumption of locally grown products.

Willi's Sausage Company13.  Willi’s Sausage Company    
       316 S. Main Street
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 652-9041

Willis makes more than 100 different kinds of sausages, every one has its own unique flavor. Our specialties are naturally our five different kinds of bratwurst and our famous jerky and beef sticks. The Newest products are made from Michigan-raised-buffalo- Buffalo Jerky, Summer Sausage, Brats, Franks, Bologna, Buffalo Sticks, Kielbasa and Braunschweiger. 

14.  Jaami’s Jams and Jellies    
       592 S. Cass
       Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
       (989) 652-2007

Watch and smell the glorious aroma of hand rolled waffle cones being made before your eyes. And as if that isn’t enough, you can pop a few doughnuts holes that are made fresh on site as well or indulge yourself with a Michigan-made ice cream treat. Hudsonville Ice Cream, all toppings and supplies are also made in the great state of Michigan at Jaami’s Jams and Jellies!