No matter young or old, anyone can be influenced 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 five fairytale places that really exist. The top ten destinations that look like fairy-tales.
- 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. It is also the birthplace of sculptor Bartholdi; Father of the statue of Liberty in the United States. Colmar was preserved from any destruction caused by the French Revolution and several wars. In 1863, a hoard of priceless objects was found buried in Colmar. Among the treasures was a Jewish marriage ring that’s one of the few surviving examples of Jewish rings to this day.
Home to around 67,000 inhabitants, the exceptional town is classed as a protected area to preserve its history and unique features. The town is passionate about wine. It contains around 37 wine-growing communities. The most picturesque town in Europe. In addition, it has many historic sites. And, it’s a rich cultural site that you must visit and explore once in your life.
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. A natural reaction happens and the Phytoplankton, the microorganisms that have a blue luminescence, occurs. The blue glow is a natural reaction as they produce toxins dangerous to both humans and other creatures. The dark water acts like a mirror that reflects the glittering stars in the sky.
The contrast between the sand and the water flowing in the dark is definitely a magnificent sight to see and experience. The glowing sea is one of the rarest phenomenons known to man.
3. Bojnice Castle, Slovakia
The Janice Castle is a medieval castle in Bojnice Slovakia. Not only it receives thousands of tourists every year, but 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.
The last owner of the fairytale castle was Count Janos Ferenc Palffy who was also the architect and the graphic designer of the castle. He collected antiques, drawings, paintings, and sculptures. In 1950, a museum was opened inside the castle showcasing the era of architectural neo-style. The museum also contains artifacts and incredible paintings from the 14th century.
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.
The castle was surprisingly fortified in the Iron Age. And, it was rebuilt between the years of 1912- 1914 by George Mackie Watson after almost 200 years of being left in ruins. In 1911, Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap bought the island where the Eilean Donan Castle is located and dedicated 20 years of his life to rebuild it and restore it to its beautiful and fairytale-like destination that we see today.
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.
The Rakotzbruck Bridge was built roughly 150 years ago in 1860. Its optical illusion makes the bridge and its reflection merge together into a perfect circle. It is definitely Germany’s most beautiful bridge. However, crossing the bridge is banned but you can view it by walking in Kromlau Park.