Tourist Information for Leavenworth, WA


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 >>

Bavarian Battle

The 3rd Annual Bavarian Battle at the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club is on June 21. This is a 5k obstacle race over walls, into an icy pool, down a giant slide, up a warped wall and through the Leavenworth Ski Hill trails. Sign up soon to ensure you get an event t-shirt! For more info go to

Spring Sensations

It's time again for Spring Sensations in Leavenworth. Spring Sensations has one pear-ticular focus... the pear. The Leavenworth area is the largest grower of organic pears in the US. So to celebrate, all April long you will find pear specials and pear-themed events. We've provided a map and schedule here from the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce.

Fritzi & Mitzi will be joining in the fun at the end of the month! Our first time back to Leavenworth in... well, far too long.

UPDATE: And Fritzi & Mitzi did make it to Leavenworth. We were the guests of the Bavarian Lodge and had a wonderful time. Read More...

Summer Fun

Leavenworth, Washington is a summer sports and recreation destination. The village provides easy access to world-class rock climbing, rafting, backcountry hiking and climbing, and other summer activities. You'll enjoy family-oriented activities and festivals from May through September. The setting is magical. 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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What's Happening This Week-ish in Leavenworth
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8 events found.

Leavenworth Community Farmers Market
October 30, 2014

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Lions Club Park
Lions Club Park
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Leavenworth Community Farmers Market is committed to bringing the best local produce & crafts to Leavenworth. Prepared food vendors & entertainment round out this local Thursday night hang out!

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(509) 548-5786

Carmen (The Met: Live in HD)
November 1, 2014

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

(509) 548-6347

The Death of Klinghoffer (The Met: Live in HD)
November 15, 2014

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

(509) 548-6347

Music @ the Mountain
November 20, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 19115 Chiwawa Loop Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Our cure for cabin fever. Live music, craft beer and wine, gourmet pizza, salads, and desserts. Free admission.

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(800) 858-2276

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Met: Live in HD)
November 22, 2014

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

The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera.

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(509) 548-6347

Fowl Play 5K
November 27, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM
Location: 330 Evans Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: Pricing varies by registration date

A pre-Thanksgiving feast fun family event! Put the Bird in the oven , then come on down to the gazebo. Rain, snow or shine.

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(509) 548-5885

November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Festhalle, Gazebo, Grange Hall
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Leavenworth's Annual Bavarian-style Christmas Market for the whole family offering craft and food vendor booths. Includes entertainment, crafts, a lantern parade, and Santa Claus as well as the Christkindl and St. Nicholas.

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(509) 548-5807

Bronn Journey Christmas Concert
December 2, 2014

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: United Methodist Church, 418 Evans St.
PO Box 1108
Sultan, WA 98294
Cost: TBD

A Christmas tradition in Leavenworth! Bronn, Katherine & the harp - bring music that is nothing short of glorious! The harp is often called "the instrument of angels".

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(509) 457-5619

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