11 hilly residential areas that look like fairy tales
1. Aspen, Colorado, USA:
Aspen is a beautiful town located at an altitude of 2,438 m surrounded by majestic Elk mountains. The town is famous for its attractive ski resorts and live music festivals. Come here, you will enjoy the unique culture of the locals, try the strange food or experience the sightseeing around by balloon.
2. Zermatt, Switzerland:
Zermatt town is located at an altitude of 1,608 m at the foot of the tallest Matterhorn mountain range in Switzerland. Zermatt is the ideal destination for people who love playing winter sports or exploring the beautiful trails along the mountains. Visitors here will have to travel on the Gornergratbahn, Europe's highest railway line and have the opportunity to see the surrounding majestic Alps.
3. Innsbruck, Austria:
Innsbruck is one of the most chosen places for a mountain vacation in Europe. Innsbruck is located at an altitude of 574 m above sea level. It has many palaces, churches, castles, museums, and beautiful natural scenery. The place is also famous for hosting winter sports events such as the Winter Olympics, the Winter Paralympic Games, and the Winter Youth Olympics.
4. Rougon, France:
Rougon is an isolated village, located on the plateau of Verdon gorge, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence at an altitude of 1,900 m. The village is a favorite destination for visitors who want to explore, and pilgrimage to St Christopher Chapel, go hiking or admire mountain vultures on the cliffs.
5. Bled, Slovenia:
This town is a popular tourist spot close to the Bled ice lake in the Carniola plateau, at an altitude of 507 m. In addition to the beautiful natural scenery of fairy tales, visitors can also visit Bled Castle or Mary Cathedral to learn about the history of the town. In addition, here you can join hiking, horseback riding, golfing or relaxing at hot springs.
6. Whistler, Canada:
Whistler resort town at an altitude of 670 m in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. This is an attractive year-round destination and offers visitors here impressive views to the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Here, you also have many exciting activities such as relaxing in spas, skiing, mountain biking, enjoying culinary and shopping.
7. Interlaken, Switzerland:
Located at an altitude of 566 m, Interlaken town in the Bernese highlands of the Alps, between two lakes of water, Thun and Brienz. The town acts as a gateway to nearby adventure locations and offers activities such as hiking, paragliding, parachuting, and skiing.
8. Queenstown, New Zealand:
The resort town of Queenstown at an altitude of 310 m provides visitors with a stunning view of Lake Wakatipu as well as the mountains of Remarkables, the peak of Cecil and Mount Walter. If you love adventure sports, this is a great choice for you with many exciting activities such as bungee jumping, diving, and sailing.
9. Hallstatt, Austria:
Located at an altitude of 511 m, Hallstatt is the most famous ancient village photographed and checked-in in Austria. The best way to get here is to take a ferry on Hallstatt Lake, then walk along the Echerntal Trail and admire the surrounding fairyland which is a source of inspiration for artists and poets.
10. Cortina Keyboardmpezzo, Italy:
This beautiful town is located in the heart of the Dolomites, at 1,224 m above sea level. Here, you will enjoy cool fresh air, luxury hotels, and class resorts. Cortina Keyboardmpezzo has been famous for hundreds of years ago for handmade products made from wood, iron, copper, and glass.
11. Torla-Ordesa, Spain:
Torla-Ordesa town in Aragon province of Huesca, Spain, is located at an altitude of 1,032 m. In addition to the majestic scenery, the town is also the gateway to Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park. Here you can join skiing, hiking to explore the surrounding areas, and many other exciting activities depending on the season.
By: Roxana Edwards