Kempinski Blog Article
Europe is undoubtedly beautiful and inspiring, and it should come as no surprise that many of the world's most renowned fairy tales have originated from the continent.
From vast mountain vistas to perfect lakes surrounded by winding cobbled paths, there are plenty of fairy tale-like locations to explore across Europe. You never know, you could find your own happily ever after here…
Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia
Ever found yourself entranced by the icy tales of the Snow Queen, or perhaps Hans Christian Anderson's Ice-Maiden? If snowy scenes are more your thing than a weekend at the beach, then Štrbské Pleso might well be your fairy tale-style escape.
Sitting in the Tatras Mountains, Štrbské Pleso is a stunning ski resort in the winter that is popular with families and experienced skiers alike, but come summer, the resort is totally changed into a mountain-top paradise. Visiting at either time of year is something to behold, and sipping a coffee while looking out over the lake in the winter or the summer is one of life's true luxuries. Let the Grand Kempinski High Tatras Slovakia host your next mountain escape.
Nestled right in the heart of the German Bavarian Alps, Berchtesgaden is a picture-perfect resort that has an abundance of greenery, rich mountainous views and perfect lakes. Unsurprisingly, Berchtesgaden is home to many local myths and legends, and it has been said that angels once dropped the entirety of the world's wonders here to form this place.
Angels aside, the beautiful location also houses a protected national park and Germany's second highest mountain - not to mention the Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden. Here, you will find exquisite restaurants, a luxury spa and a whole host of rooms, suites and other amenities. Perhaps the location for your next fairy tale getaway?
Head out of the mountains and down into Austria, and you will find the stunning city of Vienna. Here, you will find a huge amount of history, culture and all-round charm to enjoy which, combined with beautiful architecture, helps make Vienna a city with a distinct fairy tale appeal to it.
As well as Vienna's cultural highlights, the beautiful Danube river runs right through the city. The impressive bridges and glistening waters make Vienna a true fairy tale setting if there ever was one. What's more, the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna maintains that ethereal image, creating the perfect palace for your fairy tale destination.
Venice – it is a city of romance, beauty and culture - it could not be more picturesque if it tried. Steeped in breath-taking architecture, history and exceptional Italian cuisine, Venice is full of charm and a must-see for those looking for the most fairy tale-like destination. Travel through the city by gondola, or simply set up camp at one of the many cafés and indulge in watching the world go by.
The San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice lets you maintain the fairy tale wonder throughout your stay. With five-star luxury on its own lagoon island, perfect holiday memories are almost guaranteed.
To book your next fairy tale holiday, see how Kempinski can help - get in touch with us today.