A Whirlwind Weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan

1. I would take you to lunch at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant
where you can dine on some German Favorites, I recommend the sausage
and sauerkraut (but if that’s not up your alley you could order roast
beef or chicken). Save your appetite for dinner though, I’ve got
something special planned!

2. It’s famous for a reason! I would take you to Bronners Christmas Wonderland.
You can find just
about any Christmas decoration or ornament that you can imagine.
Ornaments for all occasions, occupations, and organizations. You could
literally spend all day in this store! 
3. Calories don’t count on vacation! We would stop into Sugar High Bakery.
You can get whatever you want, but I’d recommend you try the Chocolate
Turtle Cupcake that they won with on Food Network’s Cupcake wars! It is
delicious, but there are many other choices….maybe we would try more
than one!
4. The weather is perfect (in the
spring and summer) so we would take advantage of it by being outdoors.
We could take a ride on the Bavarian Belle river boat. Sitting on the
open air upper deck enjoying the weather and the history of the town on
our narrated tour! When we are done with the tour we can walk downtown
to some of the small specialty and boutique shops on Main Street. 
You are fortunate to have an insider showing you around, and the locals
would stone me if I didn’t take you to dinner at Zehnder’s Family Restaurant.
We would indulge in their famous Family Style Chicken Dinner complete
with dressing, homemade breads, buttered noodles, and cranberry relish
just to name a few. We would eat in the main dining room…I know it
sounds formal, it’s not. We would enjoy a nice meal complete with soft
serve for dessert.

You didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway, that you can’t leave
Frankenmuth without picking
up some fresh baked goods to take home with you. In the Zehnder’s
Bakery you can get cakes, cupcakes, homemade chocolates, or breads. I
would have to insist though, that you take home the homemade Fruit
Bread…it is delicious toasted, or made into french toast! Enjoy!

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  • Reply Michelle August 3, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I used to live about an hour away from Frakenmuth and I can attest to the fact that Bronners is the best Christmas store ever! I would even dare to say that it would be ridiculous to go to there and not go to Bronner's!

  • Reply Megan Marie August 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Jansen, thank you so much for allowing me to share Frankenmuth with you and your readers! I sent you that e-mail on a whim, thinking you'd be flooded with emails and never even see it. Thanks so much!!

    • Reply Megan Marie August 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      I'm sorry, my phone corrected me and then wouldn't let me fix it before it was too late….I meant Janssen.

  • Reply Sweetened Style August 3, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    YAY! So glad to see a place in MI highlighted! I love Frankenmuth! I made quite a few trips there as a kid and even went there on our honeymoon.

  • Reply Karen August 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I love these posts that introduce me to new places. I always want to visit, and am going to have to start planning some trips so I can do so. Frankenmuth sounds really fun (I love anything German), and I'm especially excited about the Christmas store.

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