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LeavenworthUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Leavenworth

Icicle Village Resort
Icicle Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
505 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA
The price is CA $161 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

This family-friendly Leavenworth hotel is located in the mountains, steps from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cascade Range, and Leavenworth Summer Theater. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"This is a fun getaway! The hotel was decorated for the holiday season! The rooms were great and cozy. The food was so good!!! Impossible burger and the chicken Cesar! The FREE breakfast was also great!!!! Such a good find here, staff were nice!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2021

Icicle Village Resort
Hampton Inn & Suites Leavenworth, WA
Hampton Inn & Suites Leavenworth, WA
2.5 out of 5
301 Ward Strasse, Leavenworth, WA
The price is CA $131 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16

Located in Downtown Leavenworth, this hotel is steps from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and Cascade Range. Berghof Keller Winery and Waterfront Park are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,172 reviews)

"It was great that we were able to get last minute accommodations here. My kids really liked being able to swim at the pool safely. We were able to book pool reservations every day we were there. I do wish they still had daily maid service that you didn't have to request by 10 am. It would have been ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Leavenworth, WA
Der Ritterhof Inn
Der Ritterhof Inn
2.5 out of 5
190 US Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA
The price is CA $113 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Downtown Leavenworth, this hotel is steps from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and Cascade Range. Leavenworth Summer Theater and Leavenworth Nutcracker ...

4.1/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"Pleasant hotel, quiet. It’sa bit older but is clean and kept up well. Beds were comfy, slept great."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2021

Der Ritterhof Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Leavenworth

Spring Suite ~ King Bed ~ Hydrotherapy Tub ~ Downtown Leavenworth
Spring Suite ~ King Bed ~ Hydrotherapy Tub ~ Downtown Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA
The price is CA $318 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Downtown Leavenworth, this romantic aparthotel is steps from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cascade Range, and Cascade Medical. Waterfront Park ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)
Great place to stay.

"We had a great time staying here. Contactless check-in was quick and easy. Perfect location in the back of town and just a quick walk to all the shops and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2021

Spring Suite ~ King Bed ~ Hydrotherapy Tub ~ Downtown Leavenworth
Icicle Village Resort, Luxury Queen Suite Condo. Just 1/2 Mile From Down Town
Icicle Village Resort, Luxury Queen Suite Condo. Just 1/2 Mile From Down Town
Leavenworth, WA

Located in Downtown Leavenworth, this family-friendly Leavenworth condo building is steps from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cascade Range, and Leavenworth ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (104 reviews)
Clean and cozy

"The place was clean and cozy. The kids loved the heated pool. Very close to town."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2021

Icicle Village Resort, Luxury Queen Suite Condo. Just 1/2 Mile From Down Town
Icicle Village Resort Luxury Condo, Jacuzzi Bath. 1/2 Mile From Down Town
Icicle Village Resort Luxury Condo, Jacuzzi Bath. 1/2 Mile From Down Town
Leavenworth, WA

Situated in Leavenworth, this romantic condo building is steps from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cascade Range, and Leavenworth Summer Theater. Rafters ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (148 reviews)
Cozy getaway

"My boyfriend and I loved our cozy room in Icicle Village, especially after our long days of skiing!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2021

Icicle Village Resort Luxury Condo, Jacuzzi Bath. 1/2 Mile From Down Town
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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