From breathtaking castles to colorful villages and majestic mountains, here are some of the most magical places on Earth that look nothing less than a fairy-tale destination.
NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, GERMANY
The 19th-century castle sits above the village of Hohenschwangau in south-west Bavaria. Built as a retreat for King Ludwig II in 1869, the Romanesque-style palace has been an inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and has appeared in movies such as “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (1968) and “The Great Escape” (1963). Every year, it attracts more than 1.3 million tourists.
CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBORD, FRANCE
One of the most recognizable châteaus in the world, the palace featuring French Renaissance architecture was built as a hunting lodge for King Francis I in 1547. Consisting of 440 rooms and 84 staircases, the château houses double-helix staircase, leading to the great lantern tower and the rooftop.
TUNNEL OF LOVE, UKRAINE