Attractions, which have been specially created for travelers
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In some countries, there are "false" attractions, next to which crowds of gaping tourists, and which bring the city treasury a lot of profit. Few travelers think about how it really took place here the events that attract tourists. There are places that have been created specifically for naive tourists, and there are only through legends and stories that have little relation to reality.
Washington Irving's short story, in which the grim events take place in the village of "Sleepy Hollow", has led to renaming the US settlement, called up to the beginning of XIX century "North Tarrytown". Villagers decided to name it according to the literature, the writer invented. Released in the late XX century, the film of the same name only strengthened the popularity of this place.
Also, thanks to the fictional country of Shangri-La, which is described in James Hilton's novel "Lost Horizon", a Chinese town - Zhongdian - expressed a desire to change their original name in literature. Officially, it happened in 2001. I must say the area where is located the fake Shangri-La, it is very similar to the description of the Hilton: the same numerous Buddhist temples, snow-capped mountains, lush forests ...
During the "Cold War" on the border between the divided Germany was a checkpoint. He was called "Charlie". There were back-to-back border posts Soviet American soldiers. But in 1990, CAT was demolished. For the tourists it was restored and turned into a museum.
Baker Street, 221b
House Sherlock Holmes - a fictional character - just had to create. Crowds of fans of the character is constantly looking for an address in London detective residence. The house-museum was organized in the street Baker Street at number 239. But just above the flat plate weighs exactly corresponding to the stories of Conan Doyle.
Dracula's Castle - Bran
About the legendary Romanian vampire heard many. Special popularity he gained after the novel by Bram Stoker. On the description of Dracula's castle was inspired by real-life castle - Bran. In fact, dushegubets Count Vlad Tepes, who became the prototype image of Dracula, lived in the castle next door - in Poenari. But from this building only ruins.
Perhaps the most common misconception can be called Juliet's balcony in Verona. In fact, it never was, like most of Juliet. But for the naive and stubborn tourists built a balcony and even give a presentation on it.