2013 and Prior

A Picture Doesn’t Speak A Thousand Words —  A Video Does!

Click here to link to the animated video showing the Stixx Family planning, then enjoying a family vacation at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

Congratulations to Angie Lang, server in Oma’s Restaurant at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, for being selected as the 2013 Frankenmuth Bavarian Princess in early June! Also Melanie Dohrmann from the Bavarian Inn Restaurant was part of the Bavarian Princess Court. Enjoy these photos.

2013 Frankenmuth Bavarian Princess


Bavarian Inn Hosts Annual Dog Bowl

2013 Dog Bowl

2013 Dog Bowl

Bavarian Inn Hosts Balloon Festival

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Dorothy Zehnder Wins MTLA Award

Dorothy Zehnder and Michigan Governor Snyder

River Place Showcases Spring Fashions

River Place Shops


Bavarian Inn Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Frankenmuth Historical Association Celebrates Bavarian Inn 125-Year Anniversary

Frankenmuth Historical Association Booklet

Lodge Employee Donates Hair


Lock of Love Hair Donation

Kendra Pavlovski and Judy Zehnder Keller

Bavarian Inn Lodge: Thumbs Up from Trip Advisor

Lodge Opens $3 Million Waterslide Expansion

Guests of all ages enjoy new waterslides.

Guests of all ages enjoy new Bavarian Inn Lodge waterslides.

Video Clips Bavarian Inn Lodge Waterslides

Video B-Roll: New Waterslides

Judy Zehnder Keller video clip

Judy Zehnder Keller video clip 2

Voters Keep Family Fun Center Name

Lodge Salvages Historic Area Glass Blocks in $3-Million Expansion

Judy Zehnder Keller, president and founder of Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge, with sons Woody Keller Zehnder (center) and Michael Keller Zehnder, who work in the family business, are excited about the installation of the Carling Brewery glass block windows in the new waterslide tower at the Lodge.


The former Heileman Brewing Company of Frankenmuth

The former Heileman Brewing Company of Frankenmuth

Bavarian Inn Lodge Extends Family with Generations of Suppliers

Photo Caption: The Zehnder family, including Bavarian Inn co-founder Dorothy Zehnder, gather with multiple generations of the various family-owned businesses that have worked on the Bavarian Inn Lodge as the 6,000-pound roof was raised four stories to cap the Lodge’s new waterslide tower. Photo Credit: Terry T. Brown

“Raise the Roof” Celebration and Media Event Video

Raise The Roof In Frankenmuth Press Release

Media Advisory: Raise The Roof In Frankenmuth Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m.

Construction Continues at Bavarian Inn Lodge


Groundbreaking Zehnder and Hendrick families Sept 2012 compressed

Four Generations of Bavarian Inn Zehnders & R.C. Hendrick & Son Officials! Back Row (L-R) Chip Hendrick, Judy Zehnder-Keller, Michael Zehnder, Don Keller, Amy Zehnder-Grossi, Dorothy Zehnder, Bill Zehnder & Alexia Zehnder, Tony Leuenberger & Dan LaPan Front Row: Young Jacob Keller-Zehnder, Luke Grossi & Sophia Grossi.

Bavarian Inn Lodge Construction Video

Construction B-roll

Judy Zehnder-Keller Construction B-roll

Bavarian Inn Asks Friends to Rename Fun Center

Bavarian Lodge Expansion Makes Times Square

Bavarian Inn Lodge Expands: Press Release

Architectural Drawing of expansion

Bavarian Inn Lodge: Logo (tif)

Bavarian Inn Lodge Fact Sheet

Judy Zehnder Keller, President and Founder, Bavarian Inn Lodge