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Inspiration for the perfect wedding at your fingertips!

Bavarian Inn Restaurant presents the Pamper the Bride Winter Wonderland Bridal Show and Vendor Expo

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – December 27, 2017 – If you are planning a wedding in 2018 or even beyond, attending the Pamper the Bride Winter Wonderland Bridal Show and Vendor Expo at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant is a must. The bridal show takes place on Saturday, January 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Future brides will be able to gather information on the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Lodge, ceremony packages, off-premise catering, and Castle Shop favors, as well as shower, rehearsal dinner and reception packages.

Other event highlights include opportunities to visit several wedding-related vendors, the chance to enter to win an overnight stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge for up to 4 people, family style chicken dinners at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, and an assortment of goodies from the Bavarian Inn Castle Shops.

This event is free to attend. All brides who pre-register at bavarianinn.com/weddings will receive a free gift. For more information call 1-800-BAVARIA or (989) 652-9941 or visit www.bavarianinn.com.

About Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

 

 

Once upon a time: Bavarian Inn Restaurant presents ‘Grimms’ Fairy Tales’ murder mystery experience

New Year’s Eve dinner, and an opportunity to play ‘dark fantasy detective’

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – Dec.13, 2017 – Enter the world of fantasy folklore with the Brothers Grimm as the Bavarian Inn Restaurant presents a special New Year’s Eve “Grimms’ Fairy Tales” murder mystery dinner on Sunday, Dec. 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Guests are invited to dress up, either as their favorite Grimm fairy tale character or in their holiday finest, to join family and friends in experiencing and solving the murder mystery based on tales from the brothers’ ambitious 170-story anthology. Known more popularly for their children’s stories, many of the Grimm Brothers’ other works carry a darker and more foreboding theme.

The dinner menu includes Soup du Jour, Mixed Greens Salad, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Family Style Noodles, Blue Hubbard Squash, Chef’s Choice Dessert, and a non-alcoholic beverage, with a cash bar available through the evening.

The $50 per person price includes the meal and a non-alcoholic beverage, show, tax and gratuity. Reservations and prepayment are required. Reserve a place at the “scene of the crime” by calling the Bavarian Inn Restaurant at 1-800-BAVARIA or (989) 652-9941. For more information, visit www.bavarianinn.com.

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

Make Christmas time magical and dine in the presence of princesses!

Bavarian Inn Restaurant presents The Enchanted Christmas Luncheon

  • Wednesday, Dec. 27

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – December 11, 2017 – Let the little princess in your life feel like royalty at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Enchanted Christmas Luncheon. On Wednesday, December 27 at 11:00 am, participants will dine in the company of Snow White, Ice Queen, Mermaid Princess, Cinderella and Beauty Princess at this winter wonderland banquet.

At this one-of-a-kind fairy tale event, princess participants, their families and friends will enjoy the princesses’ rendition of “A Night Before Christmas.” The event will also include photo opportunities, Christmas songs, dancing, autographed photos and more. This dazzling afternoon will be a special memory for everyone.

The luncheon price of $35 per person includes a Frankenmuth® Chicken plate meal with all of the fixings, a royal dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. Tax and gratuity are also included.

Reservations and prepayment are required, and may be made by calling 1-800-BAVARIA or (989) 652-9941. For more information, please visit www.bavarianinn.com.

About Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

Bavarian Inn online press room: http://www.logos-communications.com/bavarianinn

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As Matriarch of Bavarian Inn Restaurant Turns 96,
Fans are Invited to Send Online Greetings 

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – Nov. 27, 2017—Every day is a special day. That’s what Dorothy Zehnder, the matriarch of a family who’s been feeding hungry visitors to Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Restaurant for decades, would almost certainly say.

But Friday, December 1 will be “extra special” for Dorothy as she celebrates her 96th birthday.

Fans of Dorothy are invited to send her greetings by email: mailto:events@bavarianinn.com.

“We know first-hand how much our mother appreciates the connection with our guests,” said Bill Zehnder, president of the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. “She really sees our many guests as friends and I know she’ll appreciate hearing from them on this special day.”

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

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Bavarian Inn’s Michigan on Main Bar and Grill hosts ‘12 Days of Milkshake Stout’

  • A dozen holiday-themed beers tapped nightly, Dec. 1-12
  • Carrot Cake, Spicy Mayan among new flavors

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – Nov. 24, 2017 – “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” for craft beer lovers. Everyone will have the opportunity to sample a dozen differently flavored “Milkshake Stouts” at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Michigan on Main Bar and Grill from Dec. 1-12.

The “12 Days of Milkshake Stout” progressive tap takeover is in partnership with the Rochester Mills Beer Co., maker of the craft beers, including the original formula known for its smooth texture and surprisingly light body. Guests may purchase a variety of Milkshake Stouts during the free admission event.

“Our patrons look forward to this event each holiday season,” said Bavarian Inn Bar Manager Bill Chapman. “Rochester Mills produces outstanding craft beers that sell out quickly.”

Each evening beginning at 6 p.m., Michigan on Main will tap a keg of the individually-flavored stouts over the next 12 days until each keg runs out. In addition, representatives from Rochester Mills Beer Co. will be on hand select nights to pass out brewery swag. A gift basket will also be given away to one lucky customer during this year’s event.

This year’s “12 Days of Milkshake Stout” limited-edition flavors, in random order, include:

  • Imperial
  • Nutcracker (hazelnut)
  • Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Christmas Roast (barrel-aged bold coffee flavor)
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Santa’s Breath (peppermint)
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Holiday Cheer (cherry and cranberry flavors)
  • Carrot Cake
  • Toasted Marshmallow
  • Spicy Mayan

 

 

Michigan on Main Bar and Grill inside the Bavarian Inn Restaurant is a casual and contemporary dining space showcasing Michigan-sourced food along with Michigan craft-brewed beers, Michigan wines and specialty Michigan cocktails.

 

For more information, visit www.bavarianinn.com, or contact the Bavarian Inn Restaurant at      1-800-BAVARIA or (989) 652-9941.

 

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

Bavarian Inn hosts ‘Holiday Wine Dinner’ Dec. 13

Celebrate the Christmas season with five-course feast

Wine pairings from Great Lakes Wine & Spirits

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. Nov. 20, 2017 – December in “Michigan’s Little Bavaria” is magical, so make plans to enjoy one of the area’s most anticipated culinary events – the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s annual “Holiday Wine Dinner” on Wednesday, Dec. 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Silver Plate Award winner Chef Phil Fahrenbruch has planned and will be preparing a special seasonal five-course dinner with wine pairings and guest commentary by Belinda LaDouce, certified sommelier at Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, a premier statewide distributor of globally-sourced fine wines and select spirits.

The menu includes Char Siu Bao Bun, a barbecue beef dish served with Egri Merlot from Hungary, and Butternut Squash Risotto with Bacon and Sage Aioli, accompanied by Camelot Mead, an orange blossom honey wine produced by Oliver Vineyards in Bloomington, IN. Also featured is a shrimp chowder served with Bavarian Inn’s own Liebfraumilch, a light semi-dry German wine with a creamy finish.

Following a pear sorbet refresher comes the main course: Traditional Beef Oscar with crab meat and asparagus, topped with a rich Béarnaise sauce, and served with a Big Smooth Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sonoma/Napa Valley region.

Dessert is a festive Flourless Chocolate Torte with Peppermint Ice Cream, accompanied by a Fizz 56 Brachetto Spumante from Italy’s Piedmont Region.

Price for this special “Holiday Wine Dinner” event is $60 per person, which includes all food and listed beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations and prepayment are required. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-BAVARIA or 989-652-9941. For more information, go to www.bavarianinn.com  and view the calendar of events.

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com .

 

 

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Bavarian Inn’s Iconic Glockenspiel Rings In 50 Years

Restaurant, Lodge Celebrate Bell Tower’s Golden Anniversary

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. Nov. 9, 2017 — Fifty years ago, on November 12, 1967, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Glockenspiel rang out its first tunes to the delight of Frankenmuth residents and visitors, and now the iconic tribute to Bavarian architecture celebrates its golden anniversary.

The Glockenspiel, imported by the late Tiny Zehnder in 1967, is known by many as the most recognizable feature of the Bavarian Inn. Installed in a 50-foot tower, it features a moving stage with figurines that depict the legend of the Pied Piper of Hameln four times every day.

In addition to reaching this important milestone, the 35-bell Glockenspiel was treated to a complete renovation earlier this year. Its internal mechanisms were redone, and the figurines on the moving stage were refurbished and repainted.

Bavarian Inn founder Dorothy Zehnder and some of her grandchildren led the restoration effort, with help from the Verdin Company, Artistic Decorating and Nuechterlein Electric.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Bavarian Inn has produced a new retrospective video about the Glockenspiel and its history, which may be viewed at this link https://youtu.be/WbYnfSC1SFY

In addition, the nearby Bavarian Inn Lodge is offering guests a special anniversary lodging package, including a commemorative Glockenspiel growler which can be filled with 64 ounces of root beer or any other Lodge draft beer favorite.

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Nestled along the Cass River in one of Michigan’s top tourist destinations – Frankenmuth – is one of the state’s largest Indoor Water Park hotels! The Lodge has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool and whirlpool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants — all under one roof. The expansive 35,000 square feet Family Fun Center houses two dramatic waterslides, three pools and two whirlpools, over 160 video and redemption games, a two-story children’s play village and Willy’s Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, year-round, nightly entertainment and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke shows. In 30 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor®. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

Bavarian Inn Lodge online press room: https://bavarianinn.logos-communications.comlodge/

 

 

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Rock out to some Oldies but Goodies!

Bavarian Inn Restaurant presents The Vogues, one of the leading groups on the oldies music scene today

Four performances on Nov. 28 and 29

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – November 8, 2017 – The Vogues, an American vocal group best known for their chart topping singles “You’re The One,” “Five O’Clock World“ and “Turn Around, Look At Me,” will perform at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant as part of the restaurant’s 2017 series of matinee dinner shows. The performances are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 29.

The group, originally formed in 1958, appeared throughout the late 1960’s and early 1970’s on ”The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” “The Red Skelton Show,” “The Mike Douglas Show,” and numerous appearances on ”Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.”

Their exceptional talent, stylish delivery and material, coupled with their vital, poised performance, make this group one of the world’s top nostalgia acts. Featuring original lead vocalist, Bill Burkette, the group continues to dazzle audiences with their silky smooth vocals.

Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001, The Vogues continue to attract sellout audiences at concerts and club appearances around the country.

The show price of $45 includes a hearty Frankenmuth® Chicken plate meal with all the fixings and a non-alcoholic beverage. Tax and gratuity are also included. All shows feature the Bavarian Inn’s own songstress and musician, Linda Lee.

Reservations and prepayment are required, and may be made by calling 1-800-BAVARIA or (989) 652-9941. For more information, please visit www.bavarianinn.com.

About Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

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Shop Small and Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day Nov. 11

Bavarian Inn Doll & Toy Shop and Mother Earth’s Toy Jungle are in on the Fun

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – Nov. 3, 2017 – Make your holiday shopping a fun experience, while at the same time supporting the 7th annual “Neighborhood Toy Store Day,” a national event, on Saturday, Nov. 11. Holiday shoppers will discover a collection of unique gifts for kids of all ages at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Doll & Toy Shop and Mother Earth’s Toy Jungle – two toy stores participating in this event.

From 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. the Doll & Toy Shop will offer a chance to win prizes, play games, see new product demonstrations, and get access to special Toy Store Day pricing and more! Shoppers will also get the chance to visit with Olaf from 2 – 4 p.m.  In addition, shoppers purchasing more than $25 in merchandise at the Doll & Toy Shop will be eligible to enter a grand prize drawing.

At the nearby Frankenmuth River Place Shops, Mother Earth’s Toy Jungle, a store where shoppers can walk through a jungle and play with animals from around the world, will also be participating in this daylong event from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. This store will have giveaways all day, wheel of prizes, new toy demonstrations, face painting, free stickers, treats and a visit from a special guest. The store will also be collecting “Toys for Tots” donations.

The Neighborhood Toy Store Day is sponsored by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, which represents smaller, independent toy dealers, and supports those merchants committed to providing children with healthy, quality products that have high play value. To learn more, visit www.astratoy.org.

About Bavarian Inn
Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

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Bavarian Inn Restaurant, Lodge planning Thanksgiving Day feasts

Choice of full-service dining, carry-out dinners, desserts at Restaurant

At the Lodge, annual ‘Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet’ beckons diners

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – Oct. 26, 2017 – Families and friends can spend Thanksgiving Day in Frankenmuth and leave the kitchen behind. The Bavarian Inn Restaurant and the nearby Bavarian Inn Lodge are offering several different dining choices on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23.

At the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, guests can savor a traditional full-service dinner, offering holiday signature dishes, the restaurant’s famous family-style chicken dinner, or a choice of old-world German specialties. In addition, diners have the opportunity to enjoy the rest of their holiday feast at home, with carry-out desserts, such as apple and pumpkin pies, and apple kuchen. Serving hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

In addition, the restaurant is offering a complete carry-out turkey dinner, including a 14-16 lb. roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, buttered noodles, Blue Hubbard squash, cole slaw, cranberry relish, Bavarian Inn chicken seasoning, and a loaf of Bavarian Inn backofenbrot bread. Price for the complete dinner is $175, including tax. Apple and pumpkin pies are also available at a special price of $12.

Make your reservation now for Thanksgiving Day, as available times are filling up. To book a table, and to order take-out dinners, call 1-800-BAVARIA or (989) 652-9941. Take-out dinners must be pre-ordered by Sunday, Nov. 19, with pickup dates of Wednesday, Nov. 22, and Thursday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

At the Bavarian Inn Lodge, preparations are underway for its annual “Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet.” There, guests will enjoy live piano music and dozens of dishes, ranging from starters and salads, traditional brunch fare, Famous Frankenmuth® Chicken, carved turkey and roast beef, side dishes, and a large selection of desserts. Seating times are available from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Price is $24.99 for adults, $12.99 for children 8-12, and $10.99 for children 5-7. Kids four and under dine free. Sales tax and 15 percent gratuity will be added to all checks. Limited time slots are still available, so act now to make your reservations by calling (989) 652-7200.   

Friday, Nov. 24 is another ideal day to stay in Frankenmuth for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That day marks the festive Frankenmuth Holiday Celebration, which starts with hot chocolate and cookies served at 6 p.m. at Frankenmuth River Place Shops. Then the Candlewalk begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues to the Chamber Platz for the lighting of the Tannenbaum. Finally, Santa will be in Chamber Pavilion from 7-9 p.m.

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Nestled along the Cass River in one of Michigan’s top tourist destinations – Frankenmuth – is one of the state’s largest Indoor Water Park Hotels! The Lodge has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool and whirlpool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants — all under one roof. The expansive 35,000 square feet Family Fun Center houses two dramatic waterslides, three pools and two whirlpools, over 160 video and redemption games, a two-story children’s play village and Willy’s Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, year-round, nightly entertainment and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke shows. In 30 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor®. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

 

Bavarian Inn Lodge online press room: https://bavarianinn.logos-communications.comlodge/

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Bavarian Inn Castle Shops hosting holiday open house Nov. 10

Donations to benefit Defeat MSA Foundation

Shoppers can earn 20 percent discount

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – Oct. 23, 2017 – Finding a cure for a debilitating disease – Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) – is the focus of the annual Bavarian Inn Holiday Open House on Friday, November 10 in Frankenmuth. Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops, Frankenmuth Cheese Haus, Covered Bridge & Leather Gift Shop and select stores at Frankenmuth River Place Shops will all be participating.

Shoppers giving a cash donation to the Defeat MSA Foundation will receive a 20 percent discount at participating locations. In addition, shoppers may also earn the discount by bringing canned and non-perishable food items to the open house, which will be donated to a local food pantry.

“Our business philosophy for many years has been to support worthy organizations that are helping people in need,” said Amy Zehnder Grossi, general manager. “This year we want to support the Defeat MSA Foundation to help medical researchers find a cure, while providing our guests with a festive way to start the holiday season.”

MSA is a rare, rapidly progressing neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain and impairs the systems that regulate blood pressure, heart rate, and the bladder. There is neither a cure nor therapy to slow down or control MSA.

Shoppers should arrive early on Nov. 10 and begin their day by making the cash or non-perishable food donation at any of the locations listed below. Shoppers will then receive a 20 percent discount card valid for use while shopping at the following locations and times:

  • Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Royal Gift Shop, Souvenirs & Cheers, Chocolate Shop, Candy Corner, Castle Shop Bakery, Doll & Toy Shop, Wine & Beer Shop
  • Covered Bridge & Leather Gift Shop: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Frankenmuth Cheese Haus: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Frankenmuth River Place Shops: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Calla Lilies, Emilie B’s, Hello Cats and Dogs, Funky Skunk, Jerky Joint, Girl Talk, Mother Earth’s Toy Jungle, Enchanted Forest, and Woody’s

Shoppers will receive a gift after accumulating $25 in purchases at participating locations.

Many other activities will help get visitors in the holiday spirit, including:

  • Prize Drawings: Drawings at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops
  • Free Gift Wrapping: Souvenirs & Cheers Shop, Covered Bridge & Leather Gift Shop
  • Special Goodies and Samples: Frankenmuth Cheese Haus, the Castle Shop Bakery and Candy Corner at Bavarian Inn Restaurant
  • Holiday Demonstrations: Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

About Defeat MSA Foundation

Realizing that much of the current attention is focused on more widely known diseases, Multiple System Atrophy is overlooked. MSA patients are confronted with a dim prognosis and left with few options. The purpose of Defeat MSA is to receive and administer funds to develop effective treatments to combat the debilitating effects of MSA, to foster promising research in an effort to slow the progress of MSA, to nurture collaborative studies into the underlying causes of MSA, and to raise awareness and promote understanding about living with MSA. Learn more at https://defeatmsa.org.

Whodunit? Bavarian Inn hosts Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Show Oct. 27

Costumes welcome for ‘Young Frankenstein’ story theme

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. Sept. 28, 2017 – Don your favorite Halloween costume and join in an evening of ghoulish fun at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s annual “Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Show” on Friday, Oct. 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

“Young Frankenstein,” the classic Mel Brooks comedy, is the theme of this year’s performance, so guests can expect plenty of laughs as they team up with their fellow dining detectives to solve the murder mystery.

The dinner menu includes soup, salad, buttered noodles, Blue Hubbard squash, dessert, a non-alcoholic beverage, and a combination plate of Frankenmuth® Chicken, schnitzel, and kasseler rippchen. A cash bar will be available.

Price for this special “Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Show” is $50 per person, which includes dinner, show, tax, and gratuity. Reservations and prepayment are required. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-BAVARIA or 989-652-9941. For more information, go to www.bavarianinn.com  and view the calendar of events.

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

Bavarian Inn hosts ‘Fall Harvest Wine Dinner’ Oct. 13

Celebrate Fall harvest with five-course feast

Wine, cider pairings from Traverse City’s Chateau Chantal Winery

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. Sept. 18, 2017 – October in Michigan brings cooler weather, changing leaves, and one of the season’s most anticipated culinary events – The Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s annual “Fall Harvest Wine Dinner” on Friday, Oct. 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Silver Plate Award-winning Chef Phil Fahrenbruch has planned and will be preparing a special seasonal five-course dinner featuring wine, cider, and a guest speaker from Chateau Chantal Winery, located on Traverse City’s Old Mission Peninsula.

The menu includes maple-cured salmon with roasted beetroot served with a Semi Dry Riesling, chicken gumbo accompanied by Chateau Chantal’s Amour Malbec Rosé, and seared beef carpaccio with a Pinot Noir. The main course is a cider and Dijon pork chop with roasted apples and sweet potatoes accompanied by Naughty Apple Michigan Hard Cider. For dessert, enjoy a slice of Bavarian Inn Founder Dorothy Zehnder’s traditional carrot cake served with Chateau Chantal’s Pinot Grigio.

Price for this special “Fall Harvest Wine Dinner” event is $60 per person, which includes all food and listed beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations and prepayment are required. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-BAVARIA or 989-652-9941. For more information, go to www.bavarianinn.com  and view the calendar of events.

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com .

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Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk remains a hit with Frankenmuth residents

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. August 25, 2017 – If the idea of walking across one of Michigan’s iconic bridges is on your bucket list, you needn’t go all the way to the Mackinac Bridge this coming Labor Day.

In fact, there’s another tradition that hundreds of Frankenmuth residents and guests have come to appreciate for 31 years: The Annual Bavarian Inn Wooden Covered Bridge (Holz Brücke) Labor Day Walk, which will take place at noon, Monday, September 4.

The Bridge, originally built in 1980 and restored just two years ago, was made with timbers from Oregon and locally sourced shingles for its roof and 16-foot planks that form the roadway.

This year’s event will once again begin on the east side of the 239-foot structure, which spans Cass River between the Bavarian Inn Lodge and the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Walkers will then gather at the Fischer Platz outdoor café.

The Bridge Walk tradition was birthed by Al and Louise Schneider, a Frankenmuth couple whose pride for their community led them to suggest the first event, which was attended by just over a dozen walkers.

Today, Bavarian Inn President Bill Zehnder still recalls the vision of the Schneiders, who had in their minds the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk tradition.

“One day they were talking at home and thought out loud about the idea of bringing that spirit right here at home in Frankenmuth,” said Zehnder. “We’re grateful for their vision and remain determined to make sure we continue that tradition.”

About Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

About Bavarian Inn Lodge

Nestled along the Cass River in one of Michigan’s top tourist destinations – Frankenmuth – is one of the state’s largest Indoor Water Park Hotels! The Lodge has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool and whirlpool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants — all under one roof. The expansive 35,000 square feet Family Fun Center houses two dramatic waterslides, three pools and two whirlpools, over 150 video and redemption games, a two-story children’s play village and Willy’s Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, year round, nightly entertainment and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke shows. In 30 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor®.

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Bavarian Inn Restaurant to host ‘Bourbon Dinner’ Sept. 15

Explore tastes of award-winning bourbons with five-course feast

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. Aug. 15, 2017 – Bourbon, America’s original distilled spirit, will be celebrated with a parade of Southern-style treats at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s upcoming “Bourbon Dinner” event on Friday, Sept. 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Inn is teaming up with the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery of Franklin County, Kentucky, to present a five-course dinner matched with the distillery’s most sought-after bourbon brands. Guests will also be treated to tasting notes and expert commentary from Buffalo Trace’s Jack DeMarr. Buffalo Trace is the oldest continuously operating distillery in America. The U.S. government allowed Buffalo Trace to produce spirits throughout Prohibition “for medicinal purposes.”

The starter courses are wild mushroom panna cotta and bourbon truffle gelée with roasted garlic baguette, accompanied by Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon, followed by a Boilermaker beer waffle, crispy chicken and house-cured pork belly with chipotle bourbon maple syrup, paired with Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

Next braised butternut squash soup with bourbon creme, pepitas and crispy potatoes, served with Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

Following a Sorbet du Jour, the entrée is smoked pork loin with Traverse City cherry barbecue sauce, topped with bourbon-glazed shrimp with collard greens. This course comes with a 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Old Fashioned cocktail.

And for dessert, guests will be enjoying a sweet slice of bourbon pecan pie with creamed bourbon & brown sugar ice cream.

Price for this special “Bourbon Dinner” event is $70 per person, which includes all food and listed beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations and prepayment are required. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-BAVARIA or 989-652-9941. For more information, go to www.bavarianinn.com  and view the calendar of events.

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com .

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Bavarian Inn Restaurant presents ‘Purely Michigan Dinner’ August 25

Explore, taste the flavors of Great Lakes State from over 16 producers

Five-course feast features exclusive food, beer, cider, wine pairings

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. Aug. 3, 2017 – Guests are invited to enjoy some of Michigan’s best food, beer, cider, and wine at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s “Purely Michigan Dinner” scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.

The Inn, supported by vendors like Grandpa Tiny’s Farm, is teaming up with Founders Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids, Blake’s Hard Cider Co. of Armada, and Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch of Saranac to present dishes and beverages which exemplify fine dining in the Great Lakes State. Guests will have the opportunity to visit and share tasting notes with Founders and Blake’s experts, and hear from guest speaker Mohamed Mousa from Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, a Michigan family-owned-and-operated company since 1958, and one of the country’s largest pioneering producers of organic and cage-free eggs.

The starter course is Nam Sod Spring Roll and Southwestern Panna Cotta, accompanied by Founders “Rubaeus” Raspberry Ale and its Barrel Aged Stout along with Blake’s “Wisteria” lavender, “The Tonic” ginger and cucumber, and “Black Phillip” cranberry and citrus infused ciders.

Next, a serving of “Eggs Four Ways,” presented in Scotch, pickled, deviled, and smoked styles, accompanied by Founders “Rubaeus” Raspberry Ale.

Following a refreshing Blueray Blueberry sorbet, the entrée is Steak Au Poivre, served with Black Star Farms 2013 Pinot Noir from the Leelanau Peninsula.

The dessert course is Peach Kremeschnitte with caramel, served with a Blake’s infused cider.

Cost for this special “Purely Michigan Dinner” event is $60 per person, which includes all food and listed beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations and prepayment are required. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-BAVARIA or 989-652-9941. For more information, go to www.bavarianinn.com and view the calendar of events.

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

Who’s Michigan’s strongest man, woman? Bavarian Inn sponsors statewide competition August 5

Fifth year in Frankenmuth brings fantastic feats of fortitude

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – July 27, 2017 – Those who have watched “The World’s Strongest Man” series on ESPN have been treated to some bizarre tests of muscle power – men and women pulling semis, flipping enormous tires, and toting concrete-filled beer kegs, to name just a few.

And now, the quest is on to find the strongest man and woman in Michigan as the Bavarian Inn and the Covered Bridge & Leather Gift Shop sponsors its fifth “Michigan Strongest Man and Woman Competition” Saturday, August 5 on the gift shop grounds, 775 S. Main St., Frankenmuth. The action begins at 11 a.m.

Five events during the day will determine which two athletes from each of three divisions (novice division excluded) will receive a coveted invitation to compete in the 2017 North American Strongman National Championships Nov.10 and 11 in Las Vegas.

To learn more, please visit the event website at MIStrongMan.com. Once there, interested competitors can register to show off their strongman skills. Additional information is available on the Michigan Strongman Facebook page.

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at http://www.bavarianinn.com/.