Tourist Information for Leavenworth, WA

Willkommen!

Welcome to Accidental Bavarian, your doorway into the beautiful Bavarian town of Leavenworth, Washington. Nestled in the rugged and scenic Cascade Mountains alongside the Wenatchee River, Leavenworth is a gateway to year-round outdoor adventures, culinary and agricultural tourism, and family fun. Read more >>

Christmas Lighting Festival

It's that time of year! Our favorite time of year. The town is dressed to the nines in Christmas lights! Go to our Christmas Lighting Festival page for a schedule of everything happening in town for Christmas Lighting.


Holiday Hours

Holiday hours have been published for many of the restaurants and businesses. All are subject to change
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Das Deal Book

Tierra Village, an assisted living home for adults with developmental disabilities, is currently distributing their Das Deal Book of coupons here or at several businesses in LTown for only $20. Buy your book of coupons before you visit town.

Spring Sensations

Fritzi & Mitzi made it to Leavenworth for Spring Sensations. We were the guests of the Bavarian Lodge and had a wonderful time. Read More...

Winter Fun

Leavenworth, Washington is a winter sports and recreation destination. The village provides easy access to world-class alpine ski and snowboard resorts, both groomed trail and back-country Nordic skiing and other winter activities. You'll enjoy family-oriented activities and festivals from November through March. The setting is magical. The village of Leavenworth has been described as a living snow-globe. Some winter activities have not started yet due to lack of snow. Read more to see what is currently open and available. Read More...

Fritzi & Mitzi at Autumn Leaf Festival

We made it to the Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival in Leavenworth at the end of September. We have several blog posts coming telling about the trip, what we did and where we stayed.

As Law & Order says, "These are their stories..."

A Weekend in Leavenworth WA

Congratulations Captain & Mrs!

Red Tail Canyon Farms in Leavenworth, Washington was the setting for the recent nuptials for the globe-trotting Captain and Clark. They're not kidding when they say they got their "lederhosen and dirndls up and on!" From the looks of things a wunderbar time was had by all. But don't take our word for it, check out their blog post with loads of fun and touching pictures. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for more of their continuing adventures, enriching their lives (and ours) through travel.

Wir gratulieren, Chris and Tawny!

Accidental Bavarian Mobile Website Launches

Fritzi and Mitzi are pleased to announce the launch of the Accidental Bavarian mobile website. If you come to our home page from a mobile device, you will be automatically directed to our mobile site. If you want to use the full site, you can still reach it from our mobile site by selecting "Full Site". The mobile site has been optimized to your smaller screen and for information you most want while on the go. Please let us know what you think.

"The Next Big Thing" in Leavenworth

Always check here first to find out what is TNBT - The Next Big Thing in Leavenworth. We'll update this approximately weekly with spotlight events for the next week or so.

A Weekend in Leavenworth

A group of young friends recently had a weekend in Leavenworth and did a photo journal on Facebook about their trip.

Hikes in & Around Leavenworth

Leavenworth is a remarkable location for hiking and climbing.

Here is a link from Washington Trails Association with links to a number of hikes with trip reports.

And another from the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce with local hikes from easy to difficult.

And finally from All Trails, where they have top-rated hikes with trip reports from previous hikers.

 

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Accidental Bavarian is intended to help you find things to do, places to eat, things to see and overnight accommodations in Leavenworth, Washington. You'll find our tips and recommendations and what's currently happening in our home away from home. Read more >>

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New Leavenworthy Award Winner

We look for businesses, individuals, organizations or events that are extra cool, provide outstanding and friendly customer service or go above and beyond in representing the best of Leavenworth. This time around, we're naming The Cheesemonger's Shop "Leavenworthy". Read more >>

Previous Leavenworthy Awards Here

New Travel Blog Articles

Check out our travel blog for new articles about Leavenworth and other fun places we've visited. Some of our latest blog posts are about a visit to St. Augustine, Florida and a yummy treat we discovered there, some travel photo books we put together, the Leavenworth MaiFest Awards, and a photo blog of some of our Leavenworth, Washington favorites. Check back often or subscribe to the RSS feed.

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Woody Goomsba Continues to Get Attention

Woody Goomsba and Leavenworth continue to get attention. Recently the Huffington Post and USA Today Travel (and Accidental Bavarian was interviewed for the story!) both featured the Woody Goomsba Video. Wherever you find yourself on the issue of Leavenworth's wacky wooden spokescracker, you can't deny his attention-getting capabilities. The Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce recently released the 6th in the video series. You can go behind the scenes and find out more about the making of the increasingly popular videos.


Also, Nancy Smith, Executive Director of the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce was interviewed on New Day Northwest on King-5 TV in Seattle about Woody Goomsba and the recent Bavarian Ice Festival.

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K2: Siren of the Himalayas (Film)
March 12, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Snowy Owl Theater
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $10 advance; $13 at the door


A feature documentary showing the adventure, peril, teamwork and serenity of a mountaineering group’s attempt to summit the world’s most challenging peak.

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(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

La Donna del Lago (The Met Live in HD)
March 14, 2015

Time: 9:55 AM
Location: Snowy Owl Theater
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $20 in advance; $24 at the door; $60 for family


Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. Conducted by Michele Mariotti.

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(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

Vox Dox Film Festival
March 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Snowy Owl Theater
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: Friday: $15; Saturday per film $10 advance, $13 at door. $45 weekend


Showcasing the best documentaries of the year and titles that have been sweeping “best of festival” awards around the globe. Proceeds from this year’s festival will help launch Icicle Creek Center for the Arts’ new Youth Film Program. See website for film details and schedules. Friday night's ticket includes a ticket to the opening night after party at Sulla Vita.

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(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

Virunga (Film)
March 26, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Snowy Owl Theater
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $10 advance; $13 at the door


A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.

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(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

Art and Craft (Film)
April 2, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Snowy Owl Theater
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $10 advance; $13 at the door


Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. Art and Craft starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity—but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

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(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (The Met: Live in HD)
April 25, 2015

Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Snowy Owl Theater
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: See website


David McVicar directs the first new Met production of the popular verismo double bill in 45 years, with Marcelo Álvarez making his company role debut in both leading tenor parts: the unrepentant seducer Turiddu and the clown Canio.

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(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

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