fairy tale places That Actually Exist

Have you ever seen a photo of a place and wondered if it’s actually real? You might be wondering if it’s a painting or if it has been photoshopped? Well, we can assure you that these places are actually real.

Below are ten of the most picturesque fairy tale places around the world. They may look like something out of a fairy tale, but they actually all exist, and you can visit them to see for yourself:

1. Little Venice, Colmar, France

Little Venice, Colmar, France

It looks a little like the real Venice, but this one is in France. Enjoy a gondola tour of the waterways of Little Venice in Colmar for a real romantic escape.

2. Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

This glorious ancient temple has been fighting against the power of mother nature for centuries, and the result is this mystical landscape that could be taken straight out of a children’s adventure story.

3. Hoh Rain Forest, Washington, USA

Hoh Rain Forest, Washington, USA

One of the largest temperate rainforests in the US, the Hoh Rain Forest is located in the Olympic National Park and looks like a fairy may be ready to fly out of the forest at any moment.

Image Credits: www.piriyaphoto.com

4. Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

The Romanesque Revival palace, Neuschwanstein Castle is set on a rugged hill in southwest Bavaria, Germany and is a castle that could be in a fairy-tale.

5. The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland



A fantastic tree-filled road, The Dark Hedges are like something out of a nightmare or fantastical novel. Expect the unexpected in this mystical place.

Image Credits: www.adrianchandler.com

6. Carmel Village, California, USA

Carmel Village, California, USA

The beautiful seaside town Carmel Village on the west coast of the US in California is an affluent city that is right out of a fairy story.

7. Chateau de Chenonceau, Chenonceaux, France

Chateau de Chenonceau, Chenonceaux, France

Imagine Cinderella’s fairy-tale castle, and then step into Chateau de Chenonceau in France, beautiful both on the inside and outside, the castle is turreted and a stunning white.

8. Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

A magical place in the heart of Eastern Europe, Cesky Krumlov is overlooked by its impressive 13th century castle, which features Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture. A place to get lost in winding streets and old magic.

9. Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

On the North Island of New Zealand lies the Waitomo Caves, known for its stunning population of glowworms, and not just any glowworms, the worms are a specific species only found here in New Zealand. If you want special – here it is.

10. Quinta De Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal

Quinta De Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal

This real magical well  hidden deep inside a garden. Quinta De Regaleira in Sintra in Portugal is a World Heritage Site where you can get lost in dreaming what might be down there.

By Charlotte H.