Leavenworth: A Bavarian Gem

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Photos courtesy of Icicle TV

Discover the most unique gem in Washington State! Once a vibrant logging town, then teetering on extinction, and through perseverance, ingenuity and a lot of committed town people, Leavenworth has become the Bavarian Village, alive with activity year-round. It is truly the story of the American Dream.bavarians_downtown-1

It helps that we are a beautiful, old world architecturally designed village, nestled in the magnificent Cascade Mountain Range, on the sunny side of the state! Leavenworth offers live outdoor theater, nationally ranked outdoor recreational opportunities of enormous proportions, remarkable sights, and four spectacular seasons, each filled with adventure, festivals, food and fun.

Uniquely, you can’t miss in Leavenworth. We are never “out of season”! You can always get a chance for a “Bavarian Sighting,” whether it’s Icefest, Accordionfest, Maifest, Kinderfest, Oktoberfest, outdoor beer and brat gartens, or the sweet melody of a drehorgelspieler (German organ grinder) and the twice daily alp horn concerts, all throughout the year. Uniquely too, when winter hits, Leavenworth continues the fun.Photo Credit Icicle TV (2)

Leavenworth in the winter captures the dream in every child’s heart of what Christmas looks like; with the glistening snowfalls comes our Village of Lights, the place to go in Washington for a traditional, magical holiday experience. Christmas season features sleigh rides, sledding, tubing, skiing (both Alpine and Nordic), snowmobiles, dog sleds, and three magical weekends of Christmas lighting, caroling, characters, hot spiced wine, concerts, harps and handbells. It’s no wonder Leavenworth has been awarded the Ultimate Holiday/Christmas Town by A&E, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and the Travel Channel.

For more information about filming in Leavenworth, visit www.leavenworth.org.

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