Leavenworth: Washington State’s Little Germany

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Leavenworth: Washington State’s Little Germany

A Bavarian village near nature in the Pacific Northwest.

The Bavarian-themed village of Leavenworth dishes out plenty of kitschy charm. With the Washington Cascades as a backdrop, it’s an unexpected sight—there are alpine chalets, people clad in lederhosen, and polka performances. It also happens to make an excellent base for hiking, skiing, and boating.

1

Nutcracker Museum

Visit the Nutcracker Museum, which displays more than 5,000 of the iconic toy.

2

Icicle Junction

Icicle Junction has a fantastic mini-golf course. Or head to Lake Wenatchee (about a half-hour drive north), for boating and horseback riding.

3

Andreas Keller German Restaurant

Join the perpetual Oktoberfest with traditional schnitzel, bratwurst, and goulash.

4

Gingerbread Factory

Stop in for scrumptious homemade cookies (and pick up a kit for making gingerbread houses at home).

5

Bavarian Lodge

The lodge has spacious rooms, books, games, and a DVD library.


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