If you dream of real travel and immersion in the history and atmosphere of the place where you are going, you should avoid these attractions. After all, there is not enough that crowds of tourists gather all year round, so also the legends with which these places are shrouded have little to do with reality. Some of them were created in order to capitalize on the popularity of any film, while others were designed to use distortion in history.
Pizza Gloria, Switzerland
Fans of James Bond will surely remember the beautiful views from the restaurant "Piz Gloria", which is depicted in the 1969 film "On the Secret Service of Her Majesty".
Actors from the film "On the Secret Service of Her Majesty" on the set in "Pizza Gloria" - a restaurant built specifically for the film. When producer Hubert Fröhlich was on the scene, it turned out that the restaurant was not ready yet. The production company paid for the completion of the construction of the restaurant under a special agreement with the film studio.
Sleepy Hollow, USA
The Sleepy Hollow settlement in New York State in the late 1800s was known as North Tarrytown, but then changed its name due to its lucrative association with the famous novel by Washington Irving.
Johnny Depp in a scene from the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow. The film was one of the reasons for the widespread fame of this place.
The role of the fictional country Shangri-La from the novel by science fiction writer James Hilton in 1933 “Lost Horizon” has many contenders. However, the Chinese city of Zhongdien officially changed its name to Shangri-La in 2001.
Whether Zhongdyan is real Shangri-La or not, the views here are amazing. In addition to the dense emerald forests and snow-capped mountain peaks, there are many Tibetan temples here.
Bridge over the river Kwai, Thailand
There is no bridge across the real Kwai River, so part of the Mae Klong River was renamed Kwai Yai, so that everything was like in a novel. In the photo - the bridge over the River Kwai today.
Roman Pierre Boule's “Bridge across the River Kwai” was successfully filmed in a 1957 film with Alec Guinness in the title role. Mae Klong River was renamed after the film was released.
Checkpoint Charlie, Germany
The Checkpoint Charlie was dismantled in 1990, when Germany united, and has since been moved to a museum. The photo is a reconstruction, which tourists go to gawk at.
Checkpoint Charlie (pictured) was a border crossing between East and West Germany and during the Cold War. This is the only place where the American and Soviet soldiers were serving nearby on opposite sides of the border.
House 221b on Baker Street, UK
Most understand that Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character, but this does not stop fans from going to the museum of this famous detective.
Although the sign “221b” hangs on the building, in fact the house is located at Baker Street, 239. What is most interesting when the first book about Sherlock Holmes was published, there was no such address at all.
Bran Castle, Romania
Bran Castle (pictured) has long been associated with Dracula, but in fact it was different. However, it is believed that the descriptions of Dracula’s castle in Bram Stoker’s novel were inspired by Bran’s castle.
The vampire, described in the novel, was written off from Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Collector), a nobleman who lived in the nearby Poenari castle, which now lies in ruins.
Phily Island, Egypt
The walls of the temples of Fila Island, filled with hieroglyphs, seem real.So it is: they are true for more than two thousand years. But the island itself is not quite what it seems.
When the Aswan Dam was built, all the temples on the present island of Fila had to be moved to the neighboring, higher island of Agilkia, in order to protect historical monuments from flooding. As part of an impressively large project, each stone was tagged, and the temples were rebuilt on a different island. Similarly acted with the temples of Abu Simbel.
On the copy of the photograph of Antonio Beato you can see the original island of Fila, on which the temple of Isis was located, as well as the Nile river from Bigi.
Juliet's balcony, Italy
The film shows about Romeo and Juliet made thousands of fans go to Verona to look at the very balcony on which famous lovers confessed their feelings to each other.