Breathtaking castles that look straight out of a fairy tale
Some of these places inspired children's stories and famous films
In the Middle Ages, civilizations built castles in strategic places to protect themselves from others. Through history, castles have also served as a residence for rulers and the nobility, while others were built strictly for military purposes.
Today, they attracts hordes of tourists for their fascinating beauty and history. Some have served as inspiration for children's films and tales and, at first glance, look straight out of a fairy tale.
Click through the gallery to learn more about these magical places.
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