Raise your beer steins and don your lederhosen because we've got some exciting news for all you Oktoberfest fans out there. Michigan is home to the best city for Oktoberfest in America, and we aren't surprised.

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Known as "Michigan's Little Bavaria," Frankenmuth has been officially crowned the "Best U.S. City for Oktoberfest",  and it's no wonder why. One of the most notable towns in Michigan boasts an authentic Bavarian atmosphere that will transport you straight to the heart of Germany. When Oktoberfest rolls around, Frankenmuth proves there's more to the town than just chicken and Christmas.

In a list compiled by travel experts, the focus was on the best places across America to celebrate the Bavarian culture, heritage, music, food, and, of course, beer! Visit U.S. Parks has this to say about Michigan's little slice of Europe taking the top spot saying,

"To begin, we head to one of the youngest festivals on the list, held in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Don’t let age fool you, though. Frankenmuth is hoIntme to one of the best Oktoberfests in the US for a reason. This epic mid-September weekend of festivities was sanctioned in its inaugural year by the then-mayor of Munich, Lord Mayor Christian Ude. Accompanying this honor, Frankenmuth was the first place in the US to import beer from the iconic Munich-based Hofbrauhaus, which has sponsored Frankenmuth Oktoberfest since its inception. Dubbed “Michigan’s Little Bavaria,” the town is idyllic year-round, with a quaint main street and plenty to do and see no matter when you visit".

Interestingly enough, Frankenmuth etched out the city of Cincinnati which is home to the largest Oktoberfest in the country. You can check out the full list here. 

Whether you're a seasoned Oktoberfest aficionado or looking to experience the magic for the first time, Frankenmuth, Michigan, is the place to be. Be sure to mark your calendars for next September to hoist your beer stein, and immerse yourself in the rich traditions and merriment of the Best City for Oktoberfest in America.

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