8 Fairytale Travel Destinations you Must Visit

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1. Colmar, France

Located in France, Colmar is one of the most picturesque French villages you will ever lay eyes on. Luckily, it’s still relatively undiscovered…. so be sure to plan a visit before too long because this is one of the most fairytale travel destinations you must visit.


Cesky Krumlov

2. Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Lying a couple hours drive south of Prague is the fairytale town of Cesky Krumlov. This town is a popular day trip from Prague, particularly in summer, so be sure to sneak in a visit off-season and enjoy the town almost all to yourself.


Hallstatt in winter

3.Hallstatt, Austria

The quaint and charming town of Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been dubbed the prettiest lakeside town in the world… and it’s not hard to see why!


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4. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

If a picture tells a thousand words…. Bosnia and Herzegovina would have to be one of the most underrated countries in the entire world.


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5. Nyhaven, Copenhagen, Denmark

Colourful seaside apartments and cosy outdoor fires = Copenhagen. Expensive but extraordinary, Copenhagen is unlike any other.


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6. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Whilst it is far too overpopulated with tourists to truly pass as a fairytale destination, a visit to Amsterdam once in your life is an absolute must.


hoi An

7. Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is Asia’s version of Paris… magical, mystical, and unforgettable.



8. Greenland

This remote oasis is unspoiled, untouched, and severely underrated. Greenland is a bucketlist destination most of us can only dream about one day visiting… but dreaming is also worthwhile!


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    March 31, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Picturesque destinations to visit.

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    October 8, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    These are all most beautiful Fairytale Travel Destinations. The best and one I like amongst the lot is surely Amsterdam, Netherlands. Love all the pics. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful list.

    August 14, 2014 at 10:58 am

    you have mentioned the worlds beautiful travel destination , please include India in the list …

    July 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I live a half hour away from Amsterdam, but it’s more iconic than fairytale in my opinion. But i agree youve to visit Amsterdam once in your lifetime and make time to see the real Amsterdam and not look at all the tourists that come there the whole year round! Look at the harbor and the oldest zoo wich’s very beautifull. Or go to the fleamarkets to shop cheap, there are so many beautifull things! Just take the time and a good guide!

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    Anna @ The Blonde Banana
    May 12, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I would also add Odense, Denmark (the birthplace of famous fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen) and the city of Bergen in Norway. Both are completely adorable and beautiful! Also Greenland is totally on my bucket list as well.

    April 26, 2014 at 10:59 am

    i’ve been to cesky krumlov and nyhavn already. cesky krumlov is great for rafting. have amsterdam on my list and also i would love to revisit denmark.

    Romy Mlinzk
    April 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Totally agree with you. Beautiful locations you’ve choosed. Especially Greenland is on my bucket list full of dreams. πŸ˜‰

    April 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    RΓΈros, Norway should be on this list πŸ™‚

    April 22, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Copenhagen was well deserved on the list! So romantic. I also would love to visit Bosnia!

    Erlinda Smith
    April 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    What!!! Amsterdam is one of the fairytale travel destination? I am continuously travelling around Europe and I have seen so much places (Cities) that are Fairytale than Amsterdam. In fact, I was there last Saturday for the second time but it does not look appealing to me.:(

    April 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Very beautiful places! I was in Cesky Krumlov countless times, my grandma lived near to this city!

    April 21, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I suggest Lviv, Ukraine! Fairytaile all the way πŸ™‚

    April 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Wow…really heaven.

    April 21, 2014 at 11:21 am

    These are amazing. I would love to visit all of them, especially Colmar and Molstar and all of them!

    April 21, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Great post, lovely pics. I am glad you included Mostar, the 2 hour trip by train from Sarajevo is worth a visit alone. Spectaculay scenery.
    I haven’t been to Amsterdam for 30 years and now 6 more places to add to my list.

    Elaine @ Following Augustine
    April 21, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I was delighted to see Hoi An on your list! I absolutely loved it.

    April 21, 2014 at 4:11 am

    wow!! stunning photos of stunning places! thank you for sharing!

    April 21, 2014 at 1:28 am

    In Germany, I would add Celle, Einbeck, Bremen, and Hamlin.

    April 20, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Very beautiful places, I only know Colmar, I stay there a lot of years ago.
    Thanks to the list, I hope one of them will be my next destination

    April 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    wow *_* I think I will make a trips through all this citys. Only my camera an me πŸ™‚ thanks for this inspiration πŸ˜€

    April 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I am from Colmar and actually I didn’t recognized my city when looking at the picture ! The colour of the houses isn’t so bright in reality. But still, Colmar is a beautiful city and if you come to see it don’t miss “La petite venise” which is the most beautiful and the most famous place in Colmar.
    And also, I do think there are already a lot of tourists visiting the city. But thank you for putting it in your first place of cities you want to visit !

    April 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Nice to see ČeskΓ½ Krumlov on your list πŸ™‚ I’m from the Czech Republic (Prague) but I’ve never been there. I should put it on my to-visit list. And Colmar as well – it looks like from fairytale!

    April 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I live in Amsterdam and it’s quite amazing πŸ˜€ but the tourists are really annoying. Those other places look amazing, and I would love to go there some day! Thank you for this inspiring post.

    April 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I have been lucky to visit two destinations on this list, the quaint and absolutely fascinating town of Colmar, really breathtaking and the wonderful and vibrant Amsterdam.I agree these are really worth visiting.

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    April 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I’ve been to Colmar once, such a cute place. I think there are a lot of places like this in French… Want to just drive around and look for places like this :).

    Roxy sirghi
    April 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Love all these and thankful to have been to at least one. (Amsterdam) I was in Czech last year but only visited Prague πŸ™ so next one I’ll make a point to go visit Cesky. There one place you misse putting on your list

    April 18, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Wauw. Great post! Definitely got some new inspiration for travel distinations. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Katie Cook
    April 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Ahhh LOVE this list! Visited a few, and definitely want to visit them all!!! Thanks for sharing:) xoxo Katie

    April 17, 2014 at 3:46 am

    These photos are absolutely breathtaking! I want to jump on a plane and visit Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina right now. And skipping through the streets of Colmar would be a definitely must.

    Katie Petty
    April 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    These places all look so beautiful! I guess I’ll have to add eight more places to my traveling bucket list. Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

    April 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Lovely post, I am lucky enough to have been to Hoi An, Mostar and Amsterdam and I definitely need to visit the other places!