Leavenworth, Washington, USA

Beer Garden Leavenworth Washington USA
Beer Garden - Leavenworth, Washington, USA
Kris Kringl Store Leavenworth Washington USA
Kris Kringl Store 
- Leavenworth, Washington, USA
Native Indian Dance Salmon Festival Leavenworth Washington usa
Native Indian Dance during Salmon Festival
- Leavenworth, Washington, USA
Downtown Leavenworth Washington USA
Downtown Leavenworth, Washington, USA
German style Umpa Band King Ludwig's Leavenworth Washington
German-style Umpa Band 
at King Ludwig's - Leavenworth
Flowers Munchen Haus Leavenworth Washington USA
Leavenworth, Washington, USA
Leavenworth Washington USA
Leavenworth, Washington, USA

Leavenworth, Washington, USA (9/18-19/2009)

Leavenworth is a spectacular town about 2 hours west of Seattle in the North Cascades - a must go-to if you are in the area.

The residents of Leavenworth made this old mining town into a Bavarian-style village – the whole town! (see photos) You would think you were in Germany and soooo cute. It was hard to hold Pat back.

We met a German couple that live in Barvaria and they told us they love visting Leavenworth. Because of modern development, they believe Leavenworth is more 'Barvaian' than Barvaria in Germany.

We hit Leavenworth during their Salmon Festival where they cerebrate the coming back of the salmon with Native Indian dances and lots of other fun stuff. We enjoyed learning more about salmon and northwest birds of prey (e.g. eagles). 

Did you know that 80+% of salmon are now hatched in hatcheries and less than 1% of those make it back to lay their eggs naturally?

King Ludwig’s in Leavenworth is a great place for dinner with a German style ‘umpa’ band - again, great fun (see photo). The Kris Kringl store is a huge year-round Christmas store with great Christmas inventory.

Please also see our 5 other blog posts for the beautiful state of Washington, USA:

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1 comment:

  1. Wayne and Pat,

    Thanks for continuing to share the adventure(s) with us. Hope you enjoyed Vancouver - hoping you post an update about that great city.

    The grapes have been harvested and last year's vintage bottled. Can't wait to share a bottle (or two) while hearing your travel stories when your back in town.

    Wishing you all the best as the journey continues...

    Love, John and Bonnie


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