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Architecture of Germany — The Charm of Leavenworth, Washington

Upon reaching Leavenworth, you’ll immediately notice the small-village charm of the area. In an ode to its people’s roots, the architecture of Germany is very much alive in the town. Visitors can feel like they’ve taken a trip across the Atlantic and into Europe. Germany had architectural trends that spanned from Romanesque to Modern. Therefore, […]

Skiing in Leavenworth — A How-To Guide

leavenworth wa waterfall

Pack your winter coats and join the beautiful snow that happens in the northwest. This is for everyone in the south that may not experience snow on a yearly basis. It’s time to get out of the desert, or out of the humidity, and let the […]

What to Expect from the Weather in Leavenworth Washington

Especially if you’re coming from out of state, you may not know what to expect from the weather forecast here in Leavenworth, Washington. Weather is always an important factor on a trip. It helps you to know what kind of clothes to pack and what accessories you’ll need. Should you bring an umbrella along? Do […]

Winter in Leavenworth is the Ultimate Play Time

leavenworth wa waterfallGet ready for all the winter sports and adventures. It’s time to start planning your stay at Obertal to enjoy winter in Leavenworth. The city turns into an acropolis of joy, bright lights, and cold adventures. If you’ve never seen the west coast covered in a […]

Leavenworth Oktoberfest is the Next Best Thing to Munich

Start booking your guest room now. October marks the beginning of the Leavenworth Oktoberfest, which is a fun experience for the entire family. Why are we bringing it up already? Tickets go on sale September first, and having your hotel booked ahead of time is a smart move. This community and Bavarian town see so […]

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 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)