9Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Nestled amidst the Bavarian Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle is perhaps one of the most iconic castles in Europe and a quintessential fairytale setting. Built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the 19th century, this majestic castle served as the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle, which is featured prominently in the Disney logo and serves as the centerpiece of Disneyland and other Disney theme parks around the world. With its soaring towers, romantic architecture, and picturesque surroundings, Neuschwanstein Castle truly embodies the magic and grandeur of Disney’s fairytales.