Leavenworth

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Experience the traditions, culture and architecture of Bavaria relocated to the mountains of Central Washington.

You might imagine you have been transported to the German alps while in Leavenworth, a town in Central Washington famed for its eye-catching Bavarian aesthetic and culture. Don your lederhosen and order a pint of weissbeir (wheat beer) in a local tavern surrounded by the mountains of the Cascade Range. The beautiful scenery and adventure sports in the forests and rivers further add to the appeal of this charming town.

Pioneers on the hunt for gold first settled in this area toward the end of the 19th century. Leavenworth’s boom era arrived with the railways, which brought work and commerce to the town. After an economic downturn, however, Leavenworth remodeled itself as a Bavarian village in the 1960s to appeal to tourists. Marvel at the success of that transformation as you explore a town that looks distinctly German.

Learn about the history behind this unique blend of America and Germany in the Upper Valley Museum. The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum is a popular, niche attraction with a gigantic display of nutcrackers of every shape and size.

Mingle with locals over steins of beer in October during the annual, raucous Oktoberfest. This classic German tradition has been transplanted wholeheartedly to Leavenworth. Enjoy live music, European arts and crafts and family activities as well as copious amounts of beer. Other Bavarian traditions in the town include the raising of the maypole during Maifest and a music festival dedicated to accordions.

Relax by the river in Enchantment Park and Waterfront Park. Float down the river in rubber tubes or go on a whitewater rafting excursion down nearby rapids. Inquire at the tourist information center about going on bike, horse and boat rides into the surrounding wilderness.

Take an Amtrak train from Chicago or Seattle to Leavenworth, or drive along Highway 2 through the dramatic scenery of the Cascades. Once here, explore the town on foot.

Visit Leavenworth throughout the year to see the mountains of Washington in different colors. Ski down the white slopes in winter and enjoy the German-style après-ski scene. Come in summer to go mountain biking down the same mountainside routes.

Where to stay in Leavenworth

Hampton Inn & Suites Leavenworth
Hampton Inn & Suites Leavenworth
2.5 out of 5
301 Ward Strasse, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
The price is ₹10,285 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
Stay at this hotel in Leavenworth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,168 reviews)
"Spacious room, location, modern updated room"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2022

Icicle Village Resort
Icicle Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
505 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
The price is ₹11,598 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Leavenworth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,065 reviews)
"Good for cost"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2022

Fairbridge Inn & Suites
Fairbridge Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
185 US Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA, 98826-9009
The price is ₹10,934 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
Stay at this hotel in Leavenworth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
"The staff waf so friendly and helpful!"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2022

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Das Tree Haus
Das Tree Haus
3.5 out of 5
17050 Primitive Park Drive, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
Stay at this 3.5-star cabin in Leavenworth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a kitchen. Popular attractions Plain Valley Nordic Trails and Chiwaukum Creek Trailhead ...
Cascades Adventure Cabin
Cascades Adventure Cabin
3.5 out of 5
Leavenworth, WA
Stay at this 3.5-star cabin in Leavenworth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and barbecues. Popular attractions Front Street Park and Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum ...
Valhalla
Valhalla
3.5 out of 5
Leavenworth, WA
Stay at this 3.5-star golf condo in Leavenworth. Enjoy free parking and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Front Street Park and Upper Valley Museum are located ...
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