4 Enchanting Locations That Inspired Fairytales

The world has no shortage of unbelievably beautiful destinations that seem straight out of a fairytale. Stunning waterfalls, mountains, ancient castles, and landscapes sweep you off your feet at first glance. Here are four fantastic sites that inspired some of the world's most famous fairytales.

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Notre Dame in Paris

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The title of this fantasy film says it is as it loosely made around the cathedral. The Notre Dame Cathedral receives millions of visitors from around the globe. A detailed view of some parts of this medieval Catholic cathedral is seen in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Alcazar de Segovia in Spain

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

These castles, known as alcazars, were built during the Moors’ rule in the Spanish and Portugal region. One of them is the El Alcazar de Segovia, a 12th-century tower, which inspired Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. El Alcazar de Segovia, now a museum, used to serve as a prison, military fort, and royal residence.

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany


Built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Neuschwanstein is a replica of the castle in the Cinderella story. All the parts, including its arched gate and pointy towers, match.

Chillon Castle in Switzerland

The Little Mermaid

You might be wondering how Chillon Castle is related to The Little Mermaid since most parts of the movie took place underwater. But the castle you see in the fairytale has a striking similarity to the Chillon castle. So, probably, instead of the lake, the producers used the sea to suit the script.