Visit Real-Life Locations That Inspired Disney Princess Castles

Chateau de Chillon, Lake Geneva, Switzerland

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Pictured above is the 1989 version of the Chateau de Chillon in The Little Mermaid. Paying homage to the Switzerland fortress, it’s clear that the structure of Prince Eric’s home is very similar. 

While we don’t get to see much of the inside of the Chateau de Chillion in the animated film, the real castle has so much beauty tucked inside. 

Other features include the Chillon castle crypt, the Grand Hall of the Count, and even Lord Byron’s signature hidden somewhere in the dungeon.