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Frankenmuth, "Michigan’s Little Bavaria" has become one of the state’s most beloved destinations!


Now Available: Dorothy Zehnder’s newest cookbook "From My Kitchen to Yours"

Welcome to the Bavarian Inn & Castle Shop's online store !

Dorothy’s first cookbook "Come Cook With Me" produced in 2011 featured an 80-year collection of recipes, wisdom and stories from her own kitchen and proved so popular that Dorothy is back at it again!


In 2014 at age 93 Dorothy selected a wonderful variety of family-favorite recipes from her 1000-plus personal collection together with more stories, kitchen tips and Dorothy’s own recipe for success. The new cookbook is "From My Kitchen to Yours" and Dorothy says it "contains timeless recipes and memories from me and my family". Each cookbook contains several of the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s signature recipes that have not been revealed before.

Taking a word from her very own pages, Dorothy shares her begeistern (German for "done with passion or enthusiasm").

As she says, "That’s how I approach each new day at home or in the kitchen."

Share your kitchen with Dorothy and order your own copy of "From My Kitchen to Yours" today!




"This business shall continue forever." –William "Tiny" Zehnder

   No matter how you measure it, forever is a long time, especially when you’re in business. 2013 marked the 125th anniversary of the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn. Only two families, the Fischers and the Zehnders, have ever operated the business that has become a staple of Michigan tourism.

   Located about halfway between Flint and Saginaw, the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn is a composite of miracles, dreams, two families and prayers answered. It is a touchstone of Frankenmuth, Michigan. Over the last 125 years, a lot of things have changed, but in the words of our late founder Tiny, we have remained "efficiently old fashioned."

   In the early 1950’s the first retail area opened selling Stollen, African violets, and fresh eggs. Answering the demand of our guests, our product line soon expanded. Today we offer thousands of items at various locations including Bavarian Inn Restaurant, Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth River Place, and many others.

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