Leavenworth, Washington was our evening stop on our mini road trip last week. In the early 1960’s the town was transformed into a Bavarian-style village turning the then depressed community into a now thriving tourist and travel destination. All the businesses have embraced the Bavarian theme, even the Safeway grocery store you pass as you come into town has the characteristic lettering, almost preparing you for what’s ahead.
Sure the whole thing might seem cheesy to some, but we found it to be a little escape from the everyday. We also appreciated the compact size allowing us to do and see a lot without dragging Bergen all over creation, and in and out of the car. You can’t deny the beauty of the area either, and as my friend said, if you squint your eyes a little, you can pretend those North Cascade mountains you are looking at are actually the Alps!
Come along with us on our evening in Leavenworth!
Stop #1: Munchen Haus
- 709 Front Street
Stop #2: The Hat Shop
- 719 Front Street
Stop #3: Waterfront Park (Wenatchee River)
Stop #4: Andreas Keller Restaurant
- 829 Front Street
A little beer garden fun, getting silly with hats, taking in beautiful mountain scenery, and a traditional German meal with built in baby entertainment thanks to an accordion player: A Happy Family Adventure!
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