We stopped in Leavenworth on our way to eastern Washington. It’s a small town in the Cascade Mountains that has styled itself as a Bavarian village. The Cascades cooperate with craggy spires and a dramatic backdrop.
The town is adorned with lots of murals, hanging flowers, and ornamental woodwork. Above is a Starbucks entrance unlike any I’ve seen before.
Businesses seemed to embrace the “das,” “der,” and “haus” theme. Leavenworth is the first place I’ve ever seen lederhosen sold. And now I know where to go should I be in the market for gnomes.