Nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, Leavenworth is a charming Bavarian-style village that stands out as one of the most unique and delightful destinations in the Pacific Northwest. Our upcoming 2024 tour includes a couple of days to explore this small town and enjoy all it has to offer. Here are five things that make Leavenworth, Washington, a uniquely wonderful place to visit:

Bavarian Charm

Leavenworth’s enchanting Bavarian-themed architecture transports visitors to a European village right in the heart of Washington. The streets are lined with half-timbered buildings adorned with window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers. Even Starbucks adheres to the Bavarian building theme!

Outdoor Adventures

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cascades, Leavenworth is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Whether you enjoy hiking, skiing, rock climbing, or mountain biking, there are countless opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Waterfront Park Trail is accessible from in town and winds along the Wenatchee River. There are benches for rest and interpretive signs that explain the natural and cultural history of the area. 

Wine and Beer Scene 

Leavenworth is home to several wineries and breweries that offer tastings and tours. The region’s microclimate is perfect for growing grapes, resulting in high-quality wines. Don’t miss the chance to savor local wines, craft beers, and ciders right in the downtown. 

Nutcracker Museum

The Nutcracker Museum is perhaps the most unique draw to the town. The museum boasts an extensive collection of nutcrackers from around the world. It’s a quirky and fascinating attraction that adds to the town’s unique character, and you can get lost for several hours exploring nutcrackers small and large.

Outdoor Art and Sculptures

As you explore the streets of Leavenworth, you’ll encounter a variety of outdoor art installations and sculptures. These artistic creations add an extra layer of charm to the town and provide delightful photo opportunities.

Check out our 2024 Tours for your chance to experience Leavenworth, Washington!