Frankenmuth, Michigan: Klaus the Cheese Haus Mouse

Made of cement, not cheese. Classic photo-op of a big mouse poking its head out of a wedge of Swiss cheese. He's been here since 1970. A contest named him "Klaus" in 2020.

561 S. Main St., Frankenmuth, MI
On the west side of Hwy 83/S. Main St. on the south edge of town.
Daily 9:30 am - 6 pm, summer until 9:30 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Cheese mouse.

Frankenmuth Cheese Haus Mouse

"Say cheese" with the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus Mouse.

[Cindy, 04/27/2019]

Cheese Haus Mouse.

Frankenmuth Cheese Haus Mouse

You might have to wait a few minutes to take a picture with the Cheese Haus Mouse on a busy day. We ended up going in the shop to taste all the free samples (including multiple flavors of chocolate cheese) and the crowd had thinned. Worth the wait! The Cheese Haus might not be the most well-known attraction in Frankenmuth, but it certainly adds to the appeal.

[Kait, 03/10/2013]

Cheese Haus Mouse.

Frankenmuth Cheese Haus Mouse

Cheese cheese cheese. The mouse is perfect for a cheesy photo-op with the family.

[NicholausLee, 10/22/2010]
Frankenmuth Cheese Haus Mouse

I grew up in Frankenmuth, MI, and am disappointed that the things listed online are Bronner's and the chicken restaurants. Roadside America fans should instead (also?) check out the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus, where they can take their picture with a giant cement mouse and taste hundreds of crazy cheeses/ cheese spreads. Mmm!

[Robin R, 10/23/2008]

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