Monday, 21 November 2011

MICHIGAN: Frankenmuth




Some people would be tempted to claim that Frankenmuth is merely a commercial kitsch destination - being one of the states top visitor attractions this former farming community was settled first by 15 German immigrants in 1845 yet I doubt they would recognise their former homes today. Described as "Little Bavaria" in an Americanised German manner its home to a main street of little "German" shops selling sausages, clocks and cheese, a working mill and brewery, plus it's home to the world's largest Christmas shop  and its infamous chicken dinners. We slightly forgot how much of a tourist destination Frankenmuth actually was especially seeing we were visiting on a Saturday - plus with the holiday season approaching it was super busy. We had a good poke around some of the shops - like the cheese shop, the pet store which practically sold everything [and then some] for your cats and dogs and watched some taffy [a sweet which is pretty much all sugar] and fudge being made. We treated ourselves in getting a 1lb bag of Jelly Belly's in the huge candy store - so yummy!

13 comments:

  1. America looks like such a brilliant place, hope you've having a great time so far!

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  2. such a cute little place! X

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  3. Yay! You found some decent cheese?! =D

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  4. Yeah we saw some there but it was like a cattle market in that shop so we didn't get any sadly.

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  5. such a adorable city, and yum I love jelly bellys lol

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  6. That first photo is gorgeous!
    Jealous of your Jelly Bellys too...

    xo

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  7. Hey, wait a minute, I'm not ment to be in any of these pictures! :P

    Mr Anon makes a comeback! :P

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  8. Jon loves Jelly Belly's. They're so expensive here! Cheese Haus? Did they stock canned cheese? xxx

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  9. What a cutesy little town! Other than all the tourists it's looks like a lot of fun. Jelly Belly's yummo.

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  10. The Jelly Belly's are super addictive!

    Vix - at the Cheese Haus they had PROPER cheese but it was expensive for what you was getting oh and it was like a cattle market free for all. Was horrid!

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  11. omg i loved frankenmuth!! it's my favorite little weekend getaway! you should definitely go to cleveland, ohio sometime and visit the rock n roll hall of fame! it's amazing. hope you liking america.

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  12. love the brewery there! It is one of my favorite breweries in Michigan! http://frankenmuthbrewery.com/

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