Leavenworth is an interesting village in Washington State. It is a Bavarian town nested in the Cascade Mountain Range. It was a logging town on the verge of extinction and now it is a very popular touristic destination. 2 millions people come here every year !
We arrived in Leavenworth early enough in the afternoon to walk through the town and admire the Bavarian architecture of the buildings. It is quite amazing to see. For a moment you can easily forget your are in USA.
There are many shops where you can find special items like nutcrackers, cuckoo-clocks, beer steins, music boxes and holidays decorations. You can do wine tasting , eat cheese or chocolate… It is a little paradise.
I can just imagine the ambiance of the place when they have special celebrations. They have many festivals throughout the year including Oktoberfest and the magical weekends of Christmas Lightning.
After sleeping in Leavenworth we walked some more in the town and I took more photos. We realized that most stores only open at 10 or 11 AM. It was really quiet especially because it was Thursday morning but I am sure the weekend are very busy.
It was really nice to visit Leavenworth. Thanks for visiting my blog. Next post will be from our trip to Europe ( spring 2015).