Sunday, April 7, 2013

Frankenmuth



A friend invited me, my mom, and my sister to Frankenmuth, MI for the day. It is only about an hour away from us. Frankenmuth is a small town with German roots, complete with a Glockenspiel and horse drawn carriages. The most famous place in Frankenmuth is the Bavarian Inn, which also has a four-course restaurant with bread, coleslaw, fried chicken, breaded noodles, mashed potatoes, ice cream, and more. All of the staff is dressed in old German clothing, including lederhosen. There was even a guy playing an accordion.
Bavarian Inn ice cream
A waiter in lederhosen
After we stuffed our selves with more than we could eat and put our leftovers in the car, we went shopping! There are some nice traditional shops underneath the Inn, like an underground mall. They have toy shops, candy shops, and more. There are also shops outside around the Inn. If you take a short walk over a bridge, there is an outdoor mall called River Place Shops. You won't find any brand-name stores here (except Yankee Candle). There are one-of-a-kind clothing shops, jewelry shops, fudge and ice cream shops, and toy shops. 
A sweater we found at the outdoor mall

One of my favorite places in this mall is the Ultimate Mirror Maze. The mirror maze is very fun and you can go as many times as you want, definitely worth the money! Also, for a separate price, they have a laser room. You know in those spy movies, when the protagonist has to jump and dodge and move his way through the lasers or they will burn him and sound the alarm? It's like that only without the burning part. You can compete with your friends to get the fastest time and you can watch the person who is inside the room on a tv. You can also do this as many times as you want and my legs were sore the next day!

Messing around in the mirror maze
Frankenmuth is a wonderful place to visit and I would recommend it for people who have never been!