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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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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Winter Life Snowshoe Tours
February 17, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
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Free guided snowshoe tours will begin at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Winter in Leavenworth is a great time to visit the hatchery! Juvenile fish are on station all year. A visit can include a look at hatchery operations, as well as a guided tour on the Icicle Creek Nature Trail. In December, tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please note that no tours are offered Dec. 25 or 26. In January, tours are available Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, please call 509-548-7641.

Winter Life Snowshoe Tours
February 18, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Location:


Free guided snowshoe tours will begin at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Winter in Leavenworth is a great time to visit the hatchery! Juvenile fish are on station all year. A visit can include a look at hatchery operations, as well as a guided tour on the Icicle Creek Nature Trail. In December, tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please note that no tours are offered Dec. 25 or 26. In January, tours are available Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, please call 509-548-7641.

Roller Derby Practice
February 19, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM
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Apple City Roller Derby Practice. Join us downtown at the Festhalle every Monday and Wednesday evening. Pop in to watch or grab your gear and skate with us. All abilities are welcome! We will teach you to skate safely and then how to play the game all while having fun and getting fit! Juniors 5:30-7pm Adults 7-9pm

Mana Mixer Community Night!
February 20, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM
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Return of community night at Mana is back! This will be a low-key, relaxed evening with super high quality, local, all organic food & drink. Dinner is 3 full courses for $30! Kids are totally welcome. We’ll have a simple kid’s dish and drink for $10 (please note, we only have 1 high-chair, so let us know if you’ll be bringing your kids).

Roller Derby Practice
February 21, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM
Location:


Apple City Roller Derby Practice. Join us downtown at the Festhalle every Monday and Wednesday evening. Pop in to watch or grab your gear and skate with us. All abilities are welcome! We will teach you to skate safely and then how to play the game all while having fun and getting fit! Juniors 5:30-7pm Adults 7-9pm

Happy Hour @ The Wine Cellar
February 23, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM
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Happy Hour featuring Chamber Members Isenhower Cellars and Sigillo Cellars, every Friday from 4-6pm. $3.00 off glass pours and 15% off bottle purchases.

Winter Life Snowshoe Tours
February 24, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Location:


Free guided snowshoe tours will begin at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Winter in Leavenworth is a great time to visit the hatchery! Juvenile fish are on station all year. A visit can include a look at hatchery operations, as well as a guided tour on the Icicle Creek Nature Trail. In December, tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please note that no tours are offered Dec. 25 or 26. In January, tours are available Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, please call 509-548-7641.

Winter Life Snowshoe Tours
February 25, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Location:


Free guided snowshoe tours will begin at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Winter in Leavenworth is a great time to visit the hatchery! Juvenile fish are on station all year. A visit can include a look at hatchery operations, as well as a guided tour on the Icicle Creek Nature Trail. In December, tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please note that no tours are offered Dec. 25 or 26. In January, tours are available Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, please call 509-548-7641.

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