Brothers Grimm: Semi-circle bridge

All photos: Killian Schönberger

Whether it's Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin or Snow White, the beloved characters found in Grimms' fairy tales have captivated children for centuries. Although this vast collection of German folklore was first published in 1812 by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the grip of these narratives have endured and even provided the basis for countless book and movie adaptations.

Inspired by this rich folklore legacy, German landscape photographer Kilian Schönberger travels all across Europe in search of shooting locations that exude that magical mise-en-scène that is so reminiscent of these iconic fairy tales. The culmination of his work is an breathtaking portfolio filled with grandiose castles, mysteriously misty forests and other whimsical sights.

"I don't want to show just portrayals of natural scenes," Schönberger writes. "I want to create visually accessible places where the visitor can virtually put his mind at rest and make up his own stories."

Continue below for a glimpse of "Brothers Grimm's Wanderings," which is a sequel to his earlier series based on fairy tales, "Brothers Grimm's Homeland." Be sure to check out all of this talented photographer's work on his website and Facebook.

Brothers Grimm: Grand snowy castle

Brothers Grimm: Mossy rocks

Brothers Grimm: Snowy trees

Brothers Grimm: Autumn creek

Brothers Grimm: Misty castle

Brothers Grimm: Rocky mossy forest

Brothers Grimm: Snowy river

Brothers Grimm: Cloud inversion at castle

Brothers Grimm: Pond lilies

Brothers Grimm: Misty forest

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