From enjoying a seasonal brew to dusting off your dirndl, there are countless ways to partake in German-themed festivities this time of year. To spice up your Oktoberfest tradition at home, we've gathered a few gingerbread-style chalets and yodel-inducing cottages for sale around the U.S.
With mountain views from every room, this Swiss chalet-style home is an ideal retreat on 1.74 wooded acres. It’s also only 10 minutes from downtown Saratoga, wherehomes are hitting the market for a median list price of $2.095 million.
Parapeted gables and other architectural details reminiscent of a traditional German marketplace add character to this five-bedroom home. In the market for Tudor? Check out more Minneapolis homes for sale.
If you haven’t visited Germany, the next best thing may be Leavenworth, Wash. Located in the Cascades, the entire town is Bavarian-themed from the architecture down to the street signs. For just under $600,000, this four-bedroom, 3.5-bath “haus” has Wenatchee River views from two decks and a detached Alpine-style apartment. For a less expensive option, check out other homes for sale in Leavenworth.
Looking for an off-the-grid escape? This Nevada home sits high on a hill overlooking Silver City and beyond. It’s also eco-friendly with solar panels and a well on the property. If you’re not familiar with the Mound House real estate market, it’s just outside Dayton, where the median home value is $141,100.
This gingerbread-style house could use a few interior updates, but its Bavarian curb appeal is a definite selling point with hand-carved shutters and diamond-shaped panes. The median list price for homes hitting the Saint Helen real estate market is $59,500, so this home is within the expected range for the area.