Frankenmuth Bavarian Specialties
Allow us to introduce ourselves to you!
Frankenmuth Bavarian Specialties, is a wholesale and retail company based in Frankenmuth, “Michigan’s Little Bavaria”. We specialize in all things Bavarian – Lederhosen & Dirndl, German clothing accessories, souvenirs, festive decorations and other Bavarian specialties, such as Lebkuchenherzen and Schmidt Christmas Lebkuchen.
Our desire is to bring you, our potential customers, high quality imported German goods. Many of you may be looking for items from your own German heritage or things you remember from a time spent visiting in Germany. We visit Germany often and work with the best German manufacturers so we can bring you the latest fashion trends in “Trachtenmode” and offer you the highest quality of German-made products at affordable prices. We will also work hard to provide you with the best customer service possible! We invite you to browse our online store to view some of our specialty items. We will also offer volume discounts for clubs or organizations. For information on other products or pricing, please contact us either by phone or via email.
Andreas Schwarzkopf, was the orginal owner and CEO, of Bavarian Specialties.
Formerly of Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany
Andreas J. Schwarzkopf, 49, born September 17, 1970, went to his heavenly home on July 26, 2020 after a brief illness. He was from Jettingen-Scheppach, Bavaria, Germany and came to the United States in 1996. After his family saw the Lustige Musikanten Show taped in Frankenmuth in 1995, they encouraged him to come to Frankenmuth. It had been his lifelong dream to come to America.
Initially Andreas worked for the German automotive company Liebherr, USA in Cleveland, Ohio, working as a robotics engineer. Then in 2008 he began his own company which evolved into Bavarian Specialties, importing specialty clothing, souvenirs, and food from Germany. He made Lederhosen and Dirndl cool again by showing the beauty of modern “Tracht” (traditional German clothing) to the community of Frankenmuth, as well as German festivals all around the United States, and online. Andreas was an active member in the Frankenmuth Jaycees, Civic Events Council, and Sister City Committee. He has left an indelible mark in the community of Frankenmuth.
May You Forever Rest in Peace, Our Beloved Friend!!!!!