12 Destinations That Inspired Disney’s Greatest Movies
ERDXRD Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Ostallgau, Allgau, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany
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12 Destinations That Inspired Disney’s Greatest Movies

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Discover the real-life locations that influenced Disney’s fantasy worlds.

Cinderella in Germany

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Cinderella’s castle of the 1950s was a highly stylized version of what would later become the iconic silhouette it is today in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The famous palace, with its shimmering white-stone façade, deep blue turrets, and signature ramparts, is actually a hybrid of various styles found throughout Europe. It bears closest resemblance to the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany (which, coincidently, also inspired the castle in Sleeping Beauty), as well as two Renaissance castles just 30 minutes from one another in France’s Loire Valley: the Château de Chenonceau along the River Cher and Château de Chaumont.

ERDXRD Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Ostallgau, Allgau, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany

12 Destinations That Inspired Disney’s Greatest Movies

Cinderella in Germany

Cinderella’s castle of the 1950s was a highly stylized version of what would later become the iconic silhouette it is today in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The famous palace, with its shimmering white-stone façade, deep blue turrets, and signature ramparts, is actually a hybrid of various styles found throughout Europe. It bears closest resemblance to the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany (which, coincidently, also inspired the castle in Sleeping Beauty), as well as two Renaissance castles just 30 minutes from one another in France’s Loire Valley: the Château de Chenonceau along the River Cher and Château de Chaumont.

imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo
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