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For an unforgettable, unique vacation the place to go is Lanesboro, Minnesota. Located just two and a half hours southeast of Minneapolis, Lanesboro gives visitors an amazing meeting with the oldest Amish settlements in the state. On a guided tour with town locals, vacationers have the opportunity to go back in time and visit a number of Amish people and their businesses. In those locations, one gets to see how the Amish live, what they eat, how they do business and so much more. There are opportunities to purchase Amish sweets and candies.
Other crafts and goods are available to purchase including Amish furniture. If one were to look for Travel Information in Lanseboro, they would learn that the town has a large number of cozy bed and breakfasts to lodge for several nights. The town offers many quaint shops and excellent restaurants. Numbers of stores in Lanesboro sell additional Amish merchandise, and details can be found within tourism guides.


A fantastic place to go, where one truly experiences Germany without going to the country, is Frankenmuth, Michigan. Frankenmuth means “Courage of the Franconians.” Frankenmuth is often called “Michigan’s little Bavaria.” At the River Place Shops, the town itself looks like it has been transplanted from Germany. There are a number of activities to participate in and things to see. St. Lorenz Lutheran Church has its worship service in German on the second Sunday of every month starting at 11:00 am. At the Satow Drug Store, one gets to step back in time and enjoy an old-fashioned soda fountain. Kern’s Sausages sells a variety of sausage Bavarian style. The Lager Mill offers folks the history of the town and sells a large assortment of wines and beers and other things. With so much to see and do, walking can be challenging. However, folks have the opportunity to rent a power chair, stroller, scooter or other devices to make travel easier. Frankenmuth has terrific places to stay the night including bed and breakfasts. There are a number of festivals throughout the year in Frankenmuth. One of the biggest events is Bavarian Fest where people of all ages can enjoy polka music, German food, sweets, beer, crafts, and so much more.

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