Leavenworth

DSC00113Leavenworth 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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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