Willkommen to Frankenmuth, MI

This past weekend, we dropped everything, ditched the myriad of projects we have in progress, and saddled up the minivan for a wee road trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan.

A couple of things you should know about Frankenmuth:

  • It is also known as Michigan’s Little Bavaria, so (in case you haven’t already guessed from its name) the German influences run strong here.
  • They take their Christmas seriously here.  Very, very seriously.  It is awesome.
  • They also take chicken dinners seriously.  As in all-you-can-eat chicken dinners served family style.
  • Autumn, in my opinion, is the perfect time to go.  You have the best of the beautiful Michigan fall foliage, the crisp air, the warm fall light, and the anticipation of the upcoming holiday season all rolled into one.
  • You may suffer from adorable-overload.  The entire place is so cute with a glockenspiel here, a gnome village there.  And fountains.  And lights.  And bridges.  And carriage rides.

Here’s a little photo-peek at our weekend:



If you get a chance to go there, you really should.  It’s fantastic!

Hope you had a good weekend too!




About thethingaboutjoan

Mom of three who knits a little, bakes a lot, crafts a bit and blogs about it all.
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7 Responses to Willkommen to Frankenmuth, MI

  1. Katie B says:

    I’ve always wanted to go. Now that you’ve recommended it I’ve added it to my short list of places to visit.

  2. It does look amazing! Something I would definitely love!

    • thethingaboutjoan says:

      And it’s very kid-friendly. You know how you read travel guides and they say they’re all about the kids, but when you get there, you realize that they aren’t? This place isn’t like that. I saw so many little ones and babies that my ovaries hurt. It’s a wonderful find; hope you go!

  3. Lynne says:

    Love, love, love Frankenmuth! It is such a great place for the entire family! Yes, been there more than once! 🙂

    • thethingaboutjoan says:

      So. Cute. Are you a Bronner’s fan? I think I could live in that store.

      • Lynne says:

        Yes, we LOVE Bronner’s! We also like the Bavarian Inn and the Bavarian Inn Lodge. The whole town is just the perfect little get-away, especially this time of year as the leaves change.

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