You may not be aware of the many Bavarian Villages in the U.S.
If you love Germany, but cannot make it to Europe for vacation this year, consider checking out one of these quaint Bavarian Villages. Scattered throughout the United States these spots are filled with fun shops and often some great beers for you and your fellow travelers to sample.
When you enter this Bavarian Village in the great state of Washington, it may be hard for you to believe you are still in the U.S.A. The former lumber town went through a German makeover in the 1960s and has maintained its unique identity since that time. There is a traditional Romantische Strasse village here, complete with a beautiful mountain backdrop, the Linderhof Inn and all the traditional German food you could ever desire.
If you are traveling between Kansas City and St. Louis take the time to detour to Hermann, Missouri. Tucked away in the Missouri River Valley, this tiny town is designed to have the look and feel of a 19th-century German Village. Founded with the goals of creating a “heart of German-America,” this town is a location where traditional German culture has been upheld since it was first established.
Settled in 1870, Fredericksburg is a fun little town located between Austin and San Antonio in Texas’ hill country. Here you will fill a number of boutiques, Victorian townhouses and nearly 15 wineries. There are close to thirty-eight restaurants, thirteen motels, a resort farm, campground and a number of art galleries located within the town, all of which are influenced by the German heritage on which the town was established.
75 miles north of Detroit, sits the Bavarian Village of Frankenmuth. This town takes a lot of pride in its heritage and celebrates often with year round festivals and warm hospitality. It does not matter if you come for a day trip on your own or a weekend away with the family, Frankenmuth is an ideal destination to recharge and renew. Whether you are there for the fantastic festivals, to experience the historical beauty and culture, or to shop at one of the many boutiques, you are sure to enjoy your time in Frankenmuth.