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Travel Tuesday: Immerse yourself in Bavarian culture in the heart of Leavenworth, WA

Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains, in central Washington State

Sponsored by Alaska Airlines

HI Now host Jobeth Devera is on another Travel Tuesday adventure in the Pacific Northwest with Alaska Airlines, and this time she’s taking us approximately 2.5 hours east of Seattle to the town of Leavenworth, a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains.

The day starts bright and early at the Enzian Inn, which was built in 1983 by The Johnsons. It has 104 rooms including a breakfast room, meeting rooms, indoor pool, hot tub and racquetball court. Also included is a picturesque 18 hole putting course featuring a 20-foot waterfall and traditional Alm Hutte.

Every morning, General Manager Jordan Brown comes dressed in his lederhosen to play the alphorn atop the fourth-floor balcony rail, as guests enjoy their breakfast. It is the hotel’s most distinctive traditions. The alphorn is a Swiss-German instrument traditionally used by mountain dwellers in the Swiss Alps, Austrian Alps, Bavarian Alps in Germany, French Alps, and elsewhere.

Travel a few blocks down and now Jobeth is ready to take us on her next water adventure, whitewater river rafting down the Wenatchee River with Osprey Rafting, Co. Here you can experience the thrill of the river hitting 8 class III rapids. If you’re looking for a more mellow ride, then you can try tubing instead.

After a full day of fun and adventure, complete the taste of Germany at the heart of Leavenworth – Front Street. Here you can find plenty of Bavarian-themed shopping and dining options. Jobeth takes us to München-Haus for some brats and beer.

Created by the The Brulotte Family, München-Haus offers a variety of Bavarian Sausages cooked over an open grill, and draft beers highlighting German and Northwest brews, along with local wines.


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