Built on tradition. Made for memories. In Frankenmuth, that's not an expression, it's a promise. A promise to welcome visitors with Bavarian hospitality regardless of the season.
A promise to help friends and family create unforgettable memories in Michigan's Little Bavaria. A promise that guests will enjoy small town moments and find the simple joys of life around every corner.
With festivities all year round, it's the ideal departure from the ordinary every day. Fantastic festivals, eclectic shopping, wonderful indoor waterparks, rich historical beauty and culture, and so much more... it's all here in Frankenmuth, the perfect destination to refresh, renew and recharge.
Michigan's Little Bavaria

Known as "Michigan's Little Bavaria," this quaint town delights over three million visitors annually. Experience Bavarian attractions that draw these visitors every year.


Festival and events abound in Frankemuth throughout the year. Featuring German events like the Bavarian Festival and Oktoberfest and traditional festivals like the Auto Fest, Balloons Over Bavarian Inn and Zehnders Snowfest.

Boat Cruises

Take a cruise down the scenic Cass River on a traditional paddlewheel style boat the Bavarian Belle or take a more intimate cruise on the Frankenmuth Funships enjoying the view with wine and chocolate samples.

Zehnder's Splash Village

Enjoy 30,000 sq. ft. indoor waterpark with tube slides, lazy river and play structure and an additional 29,000 sq. ft. of waterpark within an atrium with retractable roof.

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland

Visit Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world's largest Christmas shopping destination. It's CHRISTmas 361 days a year.

Frankenmuth's Bavarian Inn

Experience Frankemuth's Bavarian Inn. This Bavarian-themed, seven acre family resort features four indoor pools, three whirlpools and two waterslides and so much more.

Chicken Dinners

Frankenmuth is known for its world famous chicken dinners serving nearly two million chicken dinners annually by two of the largest independently owned restaurants: Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Zehnders of Frankenmuth.

River Place Shops

Enjoy over 30 unique shops and attractions in an authentic re-creation of a Bavarian village. Featuring clothing boutiques, olive oil, wine and spirit sampling and much more.