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Visiting Leavenworth in Summer — Food, Views, and Beer

Leavenworth is magical. You can feel that in the mountains, the architecture, and the heart of the town. It is perfectly modeled after an Alpine village in Bavaria. Therefore, you’re immediately transported to another world. Just 120 miles east of Seattle, the Bavarian town has a lot to offer. When you’re visiting Leavenworth, where millions […]

National Forests Near Leavenworth Have You One With Nature

The entire Pacific Northwest is covered with natural beauty. Most of that comes in the form of land that has been preserved as national forests. For anyone that loves hiking and being outdoors, Washington is the state to do so. If you’ve never been, it’s time to really treat yourself to fantastic views that the […]

Bavarian Bike Tours — Cruise the city on an E-bike

E BIKE tours in leavenworth Exercise. Fresh air. Mountains. Wine. Breathe it all in and experience Leavenworth the best way possible. Our partner, Bavarian E-Bike tours, uses E-bikes, a pedal-assisted electric bicycle. This will add more fun and adventure to your trip around our town, while you get […]

Obertal Bikes are Coming for a Scenic Ride Around Town

The thing about Leavenworth is that it is picturesque. No matter what season you’re here for, the views of the town are great. And, there is always something fun going on. Between music festivals and wine tasting, the Bavarian town is a great place to spend a vacation. Now, Obertal bikes are going to make […]

Leavenworth is Falling in Love (with Chocolate) this February

It’s time to celebrate love in Leavenworth. For an amazing two weeks in February, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley will become an ideal winter getaway. It’s time for you to discover North Central Washington’s special little adventures. Most importantly, it’s time for you and your significant other to fall in love all over again with […]

Leavenworth Loves Winter: Come Celebrate with Our Many Events of 2019

There are so many reasons to visit the west coast. And, we’re not just talking about the beachy shorelines of California. Winter is a beautiful thing to view in Washington and Leavenworth loves winter. The town has filled its calendar with fun activities for everyone to participate in during its annual Bavarian IceFest. Schedule yourself […]

Leavenworth Washington – In the Holiday Spirit!

Lighting up Leavenworth: A Magical Christmas Lighting Festival
Nothing can quite put you in the Christmas spirit the way that a city full of lights can. Our quaint Bavarian town becomes a magical village of lights that you can witness throughout December, January, and February. With over half a million lights (that are so beautiful!) your […]

Leavenworth Washington

Leavenworth is a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains, in central Washington State. Alpine-style buildings with restaurants serving German beer and food line Front Street. The Nutcracker Museum displays thousands of nutcrackers, some dating back centuries. On the Wenatchee River, Waterfront Park is a habitat for ospreys and eagles. The village is a gateway to nearby ski areas and wineries.

When to visit

A popular time to visit Leavenworth is at the height of the warm, dry summer (Jul–Aug). Winters (Dec–Feb) tend to be cold and snowy. Annual events include Maifest (May), with traditional German dancing and music. Leavenworth Summer Theater stages open-air performances (Jul–Sep). The village is busy during Oktoberfest (Sep/Oct), which features food and drink, live music and keg-tapping ceremonies. Strolling carolers, sledding and a glühwein tent draw revelers to the Christmas Lighting Festival (Dec).

Elevation: 1,171′
Population: 1,994 (2016)
Area code: 509
Area: 1.25 mi² (1.23 mi² Land / 13 acres Water)