10 Magical Fairy-tale Destinations to Visit in Your Lifetime
No matter young or old, anyone can be fascinated by fairytales and their dream-like sights. There are some places on earth that look like they could have been brought to life from a fairytale or a book. These destinations have become a hot spot for tourists from different cultures that share the love for fairytales. Check out the top 10 fairytale places that really exist. The top ten destinations that look like fairytales.
10. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
The Neuschwanstein castle in Germany is considered to be one of the most visited places in the country. It’s one of the most scenic place in Europe as a whole. More than 1.3 million tourists visit the castle on a daily basis. The word Neuschwansetin translates to New Swan Stone in English.
9. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a unique forest where the 2010 movie Avatar was shot. It was officially renamed to Avatar Hallelujah after the shooting in honor of the movie. It is a famous park for tourists to visit.
8. Hohenzollern Castle
The Hohenzollern castle in Germany was built near the Swiss Alps in the capital of Baden-Wurttemberg in the 11th century. It was destroyed and rebuilt for the second time after 40 years in 1454. Then, again it was left for ruins, and was rebuilt for the third and last time by Hohenzollern scion Crown Prince Frederick
7. Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstatt is a small town located in the district of Gmunden, Upper Austria. It overlooks the Hallstatter (Lake Hallstatt) and is known for the production of salt. The world’s first salt mine is actually there, called Salzwelten, and it is located above downtown Hallstatt. The spectacular village is tucked between mountains and water and attracts tourists who seek beautiful and fairytale-like landscapes. It has also been declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
6. Wisteria Tunnel, Japan
The Wisteria tunnel is a colorful and mesmerizing tunnel found in Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kiktakyushu in Japan. Thousands of tourists flock to this tunnel everyday where 22 different species of wisteria cover the entire tunnel. Wisteria is a vine that is a member of the pea family and it is popular in both Eastern and Western Gardens.
5. The Rakotzbrucke Bridge, Germany
The Rakotzbruch Bridge is nestled in the Azalea and Rhododendron Park Kromlau. It has also been nicknamed as the devil’s bridge due to the devil related myth or folklore surrounding the bridge. It is believed that Satan himself has built this bridge because no human can build such a perfect strong.
4. The Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
The Eilean Donan Castle is a castle on the Eilean Donan Island where three great sea lochs meet. It is widely known and most photographed castle in Scotland.
3. Bojnice Castle, Slovakia
The BoJnice Castle is a medieval castle in Bojnice Slovakia. Not only it receives thousands of tourists every year, it also has been featured in fantasy and fairytales movies due to its architecture. The castle also hosts the International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits during May and the Summer Music Festival. Originally, it was built as a wooden fort but was soon replaced by stone. It has both Gothic and renaissance elements built into it.
2. Sea of Stars, Maldives
On Vaadhoo Island, an island of Raa Atoll in the Maldives which is a home for over 500 inhabitants, the sea of stars is located. The Luminous Sea of stars gives its beautiful appearance because of the planktons.
1. Colmar, France
Colmar is a commune of the Alsace region in France. The city is well known for its well preserved old town and architecture. The architecture reflects 8 centuries of French and German architecture.
List Created By: Mariam Fahmy