"Leavenworth - a little piece of Bavaria in the USA" Top 5 Page for this destination Leavenworth by Carmanah

Leavenworth Travel Guide: 136 reviews and 363 photos

Leavenworth, Washington, USA
Location: 47° 35' North, 120° 39' West
Population: 2,074 (2000 Census)
Incorporated: September 5, 1906

In August 1997 I joined my sister, mom and dad on a week-long vacation through the Washington state Cascade mountains. Our first destination was Leavenworth, located in the eastern foothills of the Cascades. The Bavarian-themed town is a popular ski resort in the wintertime with local Washington residents, but in the summertime when the snow is melted, it becomes a fun town full of people who want to experience the unique Bavarian flavour.

Of course, it's only normal for one to be sceptical about visiting a so-called Bavarian-themed town in USA without imagining a phoney Disney-fied version of Germany, but don't let this idea turn you off - it's a blast, albeit a tiny bit surreal.

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  • In a nutshell:Fun, festival Bavarian atmosphere in the middle of the Cascade mountains
  • Last visit to Leavenworth: Aug 1997
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    It has been a long time since I was in Washington state! So, in addition to the Rockies it looks like I can expect some German beer and bratwurst as well!

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2006 at 2:18 PM

    Looks like a beautiful place! Great pics

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2004 at 11:16 AM

    Nice page! I'm looking forward to a weekend in Leavenworth in January - it's been years since I've been here.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2004 at 11:50 PM

    Wow - a US town that doesn't look like one. Your introduction is very well written!

  • Madasabull's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2003 at 10:21 PM

    It would be nice if every town pulled together like this one. Nice page.


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