4 Beautiful Places that Inspired Some Fairytales - Traveler Door

4 Beautiful Places that Inspired Some Fairytales

The world has numerous unbelievably beautiful landscapes you can only imagine as fairytales. The stunning waterfalls, mountains, ancient architecture, and landforms can sweep you off your feet at first sight. Yes, you may only think, “this is a fairytale,” but no, they are real. Some of these sights have inspired the fairytale stories you watch and read about. Here are some fantastic sites, which inspired some of the famous fairytales.

Alcazar de Segovia in Spain

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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They built these castles known as alcazars during the Moors’ rule in the Spanish and Portugal region. This is why the Iberian Peninsula has more of these elegant alcazars. One of them is the El Alcazar de Segovia, the 12th-century tower, which inspired Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. El Alcazar de Segovia, now a museum, previously served as a prison, military fort, and royal residence.

Chillon Castle in Switzerland

The Little Mermaid

You may be asking how Chillon Castle is related to The Little Mermaid since most parts of the animated musical film took place in the sea. Well, the castle you see in the fairytale has a striking similarity to the Chillon castle. The castle surrounded by Lake Geneva receives tourists across the world. So, probably, instead of the lake, the producers used the sea to suit the script.

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. Until some parts of it got burnt, the Notre Dame Cathedral received billions of visitors across the globe. Detail view of some parts of this medieval Catholic cathedral is seen in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany


We can’t complete this piece without mentioning the Neuschwanstein Castle, which inspired the fairytale Cinderella. Constructed by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Neuschwanstein is a duplicate of the castle in the story. All the parts, including its arched gate and pointy towers, match.