A destination for all seasons

Things to do and enjoy in Leavenworth, Washington

Only two hours from Seattle, yet a world apart from it, the breathtaking Bavarian village of Leavenworth is world-renowned for providing its guests with a unique and authentically German vacation experience. The awesome beauty of the majestic mountains and glacial rivers sets an unforgettable European-style atmosphere that is enhanced by four distinct seasons of festivals and celebrations. Every season is a great reason to come!


Sometimes called “The Miracle Town,” Leavenworth’s inspiring story tells of the town’s determined rise from a failing economic spin in the 1920s to 1960s, into what has now become the highly popular, world famous Bavarian-themed class act! Always growing and expanding its possibilities, the village has attracted national and international attention for its stellar festivals, recreation, arts, and theater.

Visit the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce

Visit the Upper Valley Museum


For an amazing shopping experience in true Bavarian style, nothing comes closer to authentically European than the quaint and attractive village of Leavenworth! German-styled shops offer the best sausage, cheese, wines, chocolate, as well as cuckoo clocks, European nutcrackers or beer steins. You’ll also find an infinite variety of quality American items as you stroll the beautiful, seasonally decorated town center. Shopping in Leavenworth is an experience that simply can’t be missed!

Visit the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce


With four very distinct seasons, about 300 days of sunshine annually, and inevitable December snow, Leavenworth is renowned for its almost continuous, amazing festivals. From winter’s incredibly popular Christmas Tree Lighting, to Maifest in the spring, Kinderfest in the summer, Autumn Leaf and Oktoberfest in the fall, plus the myriad festivals in between, there’s always a great reason to come celebrate in rich Bavarian style!

Visit the Leavenworth Festivals Guide


Surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas and rugged glacial rivers, and situated close to three fantastic ski passes, Leavenworth is a jewel for recreational adventure! A four-season destination, Leavenworth is perfect for snowshoeing, skiing, fishing, rafting, boating, rock climbing, and a wide variety of summer or winter sports. Literally hundreds of miles of hiking trails weave through forest, mountain vistas, and open to breathtakingly gorgeous glacial lakes. Any time of year, the outdoor adventure is simply fantastic!

Visit the Der Sportsman

Visit the Leavenworth Mountain Sports


At Northwest Fly Fishing Academy we are dedicated to helping you become the best fly angler you can be. Fly fishing is, after all, an art where you can unplug and celebrate the natural world – solo on the water or with family and friends. We offer Small-Group classes, Private Instruction or Guided Fishing for every level and ability.

Visit NY Fly Fishing Academy


In recent years, Leavenworth’s many wonderful wine businesses have grown to rival Napa Valley! Just in Leavenworth alone, there are a dozen wine-tasting rooms, with many stellar local wineries and popular winery tours. In addition, Leavenworth boasts some of the very best in dining experiences! Authentic German, Italian, Mexican, or American cuisine is plentiful and delicious. From German pubs to classic dining, Leavenworth is worth the trip just for the cuisine and wine alone!

Visit the Leavenworth Enchanted Tours

Visit the Washington Wine Commission


One of Leavenworth’s most popular attractions is the remarkable quality of the arts and theater. For more than a decade, Leavenworth Summer Theater has presented the highly acclaimed “Sound of Music” in the breathtaking outdoor Ski Hill Theater: “live and under the stars!” From summer’s “Art in the Park,” and the performances of the Icicle Creek Music Center to the festive choral music of the Village Voices or the Marlin Handbell Ringers, the hills around this amazing town are definitely alive with the sound of music!

Visit the Leavenworth Summer Theater

Visit the Village Art In The Park

Visit the Icicle Arts


Mike West Leavenworth Realty has long been considered the “go-to” real estate company in the greater Leavenworth area. Experienced in professional real estate transactions for over thirty years, they have earned the trust and respect from all who interact with them.

Mike West initiated the vacation home industry here over 25 years ago, which went from zero homes in the vacation rental market to over 1000 in Chelan County today. No other real estate company understands the unique Leavenworth market, or can help you achieve your dream home, property, or business as well as Mike West Leavenworth Realty can. You can confidently trust them to help guide you to your perfect fit in Leavenworth real estate.

Visit Mike West Leavenworth Realty for more information


With over 40 comfortable places to choose from, you can truly relax and enjoy your special time in Leavenworth. We’re ready to help you find what you’re looking for, whether it’s a cozy secluded cabin on the edge of the river, a chalet that’s close to the Bavarian village, or a beautiful villa in the mountains. You can be confident that when you book a place through Destination Leavenworth, you’ll find an attractive, comfortable, well-maintained facility. Our staff is committed to providing you with the best experience Leavenworth has to offer.