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 >>

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.

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.

 

What Is Accidental Bavarian?

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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Art Academy: Digital Photography with Chris and Heidi Ohta
April 8, 2014 - April 29, 2014

Location: River Haus at Barn Beach Reserve
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: Members: $52/month; Non-Members: $65/month


Tuesday afternoons. Classes limited to 8 students with mixed ages. A different project based topic is featured each month with professional artists.
4:00 - 4:45 New Artists
5:00 - 6:00 Intermediate Artists
6:30 - 7:30 Experienced Artists

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

Tea Time with Pear Treats
April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Location: 1033 Commercial Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Go to event website >>>
(509) 860-9996
choose_thisday@live.com

Winemaker's Dinner
April 25, 2014

Time: 6:40 AM
Location: 77 Stage Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $55/person - reservations required


4 course dinner from Smoke Blossom Restaurant of Cashmere. Special wine pairings chosen specifically for each course by our owner and Master Winemaker, Gary Seidler.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-1000
gcseidler@gmail.com

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (The Met: Live in HD)
April 25, 2014

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


(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard
April 25, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Barn Beach Reserve 347 Division St
347 Division St
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: See website


Home vegetable gardens don't need to be overly complex; in fact, they can be beautiful and a lot of fun!

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-0181
amassey@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org

Ivan Doig at Icicle Creek
April 25, 2014

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Snowy Owl
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: See website


Ivan Doig is an American novelist and the author of Sweet Thunder

(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

Live at the Met: Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)
April 26, 2014

Location: 7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: See website


"This Do All Women," translates the title of this Mozart opera, first performed in Vienna in 1790.

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(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

Free Health Screening
April 27, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Lions Club Park
P.O.Box 113
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Vision, hearing, blood pressure and glaucoma testing is offered from 10 am to 5 pm. Screening for diabetes will be from 12 noon to 5 pm. Leavenworth Lions Club participates in Leavenworth's Earth Day Festival at Lions Club Park by offering FREE health screenings to adults and children with the Northwest Lions Foundation's Health Screening Unit.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-4084
thefourbubbles@hotmail.com

Earth Day Community Fair
April 27, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Lion's Club Park
347 Division St
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Leavenworth's 6th Annual Earth Day Fair: "Simply Sustainable: Bring it on Home"! Join us for live music, prepared food, a Farmer's Market showcase, a wide variety of booths, displays, hands-on & fun activities for the whole family!

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-0181
amassey@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org

Movie Night
April 27, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 709 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: Free


Family-friendly movies every Sunday evening at dusk during November. 10% of the proceeds benefit Upper Vally Co-Operative Preschool.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-1158
iciclebrewingpr@gmail.com

Digital Photography with Chris & Heidi Ohta
April 29, 2014

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: 347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: See website


Wenatchee based photographers Chris and Heidi specialize in Lifestyle Wedding and Family photos, but also shoot events, sports, adventure recreation, real estate, landscape, and commercial work. Through it all, one thing that remains the same, their passion to "tell a story".

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2278
info@iciclearts.org

Leisure Night: Trivia Night
April 29, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 935 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Join Icicle Brewing Company and Chelan County Mountain Rescue as we test your knowledge with a little trivia.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2739
iciclebrewingpr@gmail.com

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