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Michigan's Little Bavaria

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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Frankenmuth is approximately 4,408 (1990), 4944 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,900 (1990), 2200 (2010).
The amount of land area in Frankenmuth is 6.464 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.152 sq kilometers.
The distance from Frankenmuth to Washington DC is 478 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 60 miles. (as the crow flies)
Frankenmuth is positioned 43.33 degrees north of the equator and 83.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.


between Flint and Saginaw off I-75
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seasonal with four distinct seasons. Spring temperatures vary from the 40's to the upper 60's. Summer is often hot and sometimes humid. Fall is cool and crisp. Winter is cold from near 0 to the 30's.
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invigorating. For weather information, please call 517-797-2200, ext. 2525
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History & History Related Items

A group of fifteen German-Lutheran missionaries came here in 1845 to teach Christianity to the Chippewa Indians. The group was organized by Pastor Johann Konrad Wilhelm Loehe from Neuendettelsau in Bavaria. 680 Acres of land were purchased from the federal government and a log cabin was built to be used as a combination church, school and parsonage. The church was named St. Lorenz. After the Chippewa moved west, the area evolved into a settlement for German Lutherans which welcomed many new immigrants through the 1800's.

In 1962, Frankenmuth chose Gunzenhausen, Germany as its "sister city," which relationship continues today. German customs and language remain a large part of the Frankenmuth culture.

The name comes from Franken which is the province from which the settlers came and Muth which means courage in German. The name Frankenmuth means "Courage of the Franconians."
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The founding of Frankenmuth



Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland
25 Christmas Lane
P.O. Box 176
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734-0176
Phone: 517-652-9931
Fax: 517-652-3466
Recording: 800-ALL YEAR
Please call ahead for hours of operation
See the Silent Night Memorial Chapel, over 40,000 twinkling lights, the huge nutcracker collection, 27 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the wonderful Christmas store, nativity scenes from all over the world. and more!

Frankenmuth Historical Museum
613 South Main Street
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
Phone: 517-652-9701
Please call for hours of operation

Michigan's Own military & Space Museum
1250 Weiss Street
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
Phone: 517-652-8005

St. Lorenz Church, Log Cabin and Church Museum
10165 West Tuscola St.
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
Phone: 517-652-6141
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