“Autumn is a second springwhen every leaf is a flower.”
The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and Dreams. Do not ask me how did I find this place, all what matters is that I actually did find it and made it there. Set in the Cascade Mountains about 120 miles east of Seattle, Leavenworth is the kind of town that mixes different worlds into one. Something straight out of Germany. It’s a relaxing escape from the city, it’s a booming town surrounded by natural beauty and oh, it just so happens to be perfectly modeled after an Alpine village in Bavaria.
BEER, Wurst & gingerbread!
Walking down Commercial Street is a multi-sensory experience. You’ll hear the occasional accordion tune, an alphorn blowing, and the striking of the glockenspiel clock. You’ll smell the unmistakable scent of grilled German sausage, and take in the colorful flower pots that line the streets. Here, Art and Nature collide!
Don’t see The Nutcracker— see all the nutcrackers
Wander around the downtown area and you’ll find over two dozen hand-painted murals Bavarian style, and if it’s not enough go to the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. It’s an entire world of intricately crafted nutcrackers, (over 6,000 thousand)
“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground.” Andrea Gibson
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They preach the ancient law of life. Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them.