Taste of Bavaria Leavenworth WA

Leavenworth, WA

Leavenworth, WA

Let’s continue the great adventure across the Cascade Mountain range to the little Bavarian town of Leavenworth, Washington! While we stayed near Leavenworth wildfires were flaming through eastern Washington. I feel for those firefighters and residents that were effected by the fires. As a result, the thousand trails campground around Plain, WA was nearly empty!  Only 22 of us in a 280 space park until the Labor Day weekend. While the campground was not full, it did have a healthy number of campers for the holiday.

Wildfire Smoke Near Plain WA

Wildfire Smoke Near Plain WA

campground Thousand Trails Leavenworth, WA

campground Thousand Trails Leavenworth, WA

The town of Leavenworth is a Bavarian theme town with stunning views of the surrounding mountains! The views get even better in the snow. http://www.leavenworth.org/ Leavenworth explodes in the winter with a Christkindlmarkt (open air market) and a tree/town lighting.

Leavenworth in the Holiday Season

Leavenworth in the Holiday Season

Holidays in Leavenworth

Holidays in Leavenworth

Let’s talk good eats for a moment… shall we?

Sandwiches, German sausages, hot pretzel?

Here are some of our picks:  Ducks and Drakes (outdoor patio) They used to have our favorite Jagerschnitzel, but only have on holidays now, Cured for sausage and pretzel (outdoor patio). Since we needed to find a new place for Jagerschnitzel we tried King Ludwig’s.  It was tasty!

Ducks and Drakes Leavenworth, WA

Ducks and Drakes Leavenworth, WA

Ducks and Drakes Patio Leavenworth, WA

Ducks and Drakes Patio Leavenworth, WA

Sausage Try Cured Leavenworth, WA

Sausage Try Cured Leavenworth, WA

King Ludwig Leavenworth WA German Food!

King Ludwig Leavenworth WA German Food!

Jagerschnizel, Red Cabbage, Spatzel!  King Ludwig Leavenworth, WA

Jagerschnizel, Red Cabbage, Spatzel! King Ludwig Leavenworth, WA

Here is the treat of the trip to Leavenworth!  There it was!  Blue Spirits Distillery and to top it off…Blue Spirits was dog friendly! Now on to the tasting..Mary was our sweet and very knowledgeable guide! Did I mention she was awesome! We were able to taste 3 spirits each for $10 then if we bought a large bottle we would get $5 of that back on our purchase. After having small sips then they were transformed into mini cocktails.  What a great feature! In the back they were making cucumber vodka that day. If you like spirits as we do…this is a must on the list to stop! check them out here… http://www.bluespiritsdistilling.com/  Hint Hint…we would love if the had a quarterly membership like wineries do. https://www.facebook.com/BlueSpiritsDistilling

Blue Spirits Distilling

Blue Spirits Distilling

Mixers Distillary

Mixers Distillery

Spirits Tasting Blue Spirits Lake Chelan/Leavenworth, WA

Spirits Tasting Blue Spirits Lake Chelan/Leavenworth, WA

Drum roll…. here is what we purchased!

yum! Spirits we bought!

yum! Spirits we bought!

Blue Spirits Sign!

Blue Spirits Sign!

Here is the guide to all things Leavenworth http://www.leavenworth.org/

-Mara

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3 Comments

  1. Bill Boike says:

    That looks like a beautiful place. Wish we were there.

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  2. We’ll definitely be adding Leavenworth to our list of places to stop. Thanks for all the tips on where to find good food and drinks!

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