Fairytale Destinations – 7 Breathtaking Places That You Can Visit For Real

1. The Castle of the Fairy-Tale King – Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle served as the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle in Disney World. Situated in Bavaria, Germany, it is a gorgeous castle with a stunning location at the foot of the Alps.

neuschwanstein castle

2. Fairy Glen, Fairy Pools, and a Giant’s Thumb – The Isle of Skye, Scotland

This is a wing-shaped island in Scotland that thrums with folklore and fairy-tale landscapes. Doesn’t that sound like a place from a storybook? The Fairy Glen resembles Scotland’s mountainous countryside in miniature, and then head towards the enchanting Fairy Pools at the foot of the Black Cuillins Mountains.

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3. The Hundred Acre Wood – Hobbiton, New Zealand

This is a movie set constructed for both the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movie series. The colorful, hobbit-sized village can still be visited today. The cute houses resemble what many of us have seen in “Winnie The Pooh” cartoon.


4. Fairy-Tale Places Above and Below – Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia region of Turkey offers fairy-tale places around every corner, from soaring above the fairy-chimney rock formations in a hot air balloon to traversing the tunnels of an underground city.


The landforms in this region are so unique that it’s hard to believe they really exist until you see them with your own eyes. 

5. A Magical Cave – Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

Often in stories caves house dragons or magical artifacts. But this cave in New Zealand will beckon you with a different kind of enchantment. The secret behind this glowing cave is the cave ceiling that twinkles with the turquoise light of hundreds of tiny glowworms.

6. Ring the Wishing Bell – Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled is one of the prettiest places to visit in Slovenia along with the Julian Alps and Dragon City of Ljubljana. With its aquamarine lake, castle perched on a cliff, and the centerpiece of Bled Island, this is another magical spot in Europe. 

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7. An Enchanted Forest – Hoh Rainforest, USA

Remember the deep forests of Jurassic Park? That visual is not limited to films but one can witness it in real life on a day trip to Seattle to explore the Olympic National Park’s unique ecosystem. Misty or rainy weather adds to the area’s mystique. 


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