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    17 Real Places That Are Probably Portals To The Wizarding World

    Just too good to be muggle.

    1. Neuschwanstein Castle in Neuschwanstein, Germany

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    If I were dead, I'd haunt the shit out of this place. It's perfect. It's big, seems fun, has a great view. All in.

    2. Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

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    Sadly, because of global warming, huge blocks of ice have been breaking off of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier in Iceland. One result is a beautiful lagoon of icebergs. Someone please Oculus Reparo that shit.

    3. Les Espaces d'Abraxas in Noisy-le-Grand, France

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    This may look familiar because it was in the last Hunger Games movie but let's be real, that is some Ministry of Magic shit.

    4. Wherever these stairs are in Copenhagen, Denmark

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    There are tons of places that look straight magical in the capital of Denmark. These stairs in particular are clearly leading directly into a wizard bar. Grab your Butterbeer.

    5. Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona

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    The Antelope Canyon is mildly terrifying if you've seen 127 Hours but the photos are so magical it might be worth risking your arm.*

    *Nothing is worth risking your arm but go anyway.

    6. The "Steps to Heaven" sculpture in Montserrat, Spain

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    Getting to Montserrat is kind of a trek from Barcelona, which is a bummer EXCEPT that you can prob just, like, floo powder yourself there.

    7. Buchanan Castle in Stirlingshire, Scotland

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    Buchanan Castle is a ruined country house and the perfect place to make a house free of muggle interference.

    8. K21 Ständehaus, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Dusseldorf, Germany

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    Everything about this art museum is otherworldly. It'd easily have multiple rooms of requirement.

    9. Fingal Head in New South Wales, Australia

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    Fingal Head looks like at least four things in Harry Potter. That rock stack 200% has a horcrux in it.

    10. The Great Blue Hole, Belize

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    If at some point we find mermaids, it seems pretty obvious that this is where it'll be.

    11. "Tunnel of Love" in Klevan, Ukraine

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    This railway track is still in use but seems like the perfect spot for another Triwizard Tournament. This time with less sad and scary shit.

    12. This amazing gate in Bali, Indonesia

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    It feels like I don't even need to say something here.

    13. Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany

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    There's a rumor, that I just made up, that each of these books is a portal.

    14. Helensburgh Old Railway Tunnel in Helensburgh, Australia

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    Basically any old railway is a perfect spot to apparate to without being seen, but this one is particularly beautiful.

    15. Rådhuset Metro Station in Stockholm, Sweden

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    We need to talk about Stockholm's subway system and why it's so damn cool.

    16. Colosseo Quadrato in Rome, Italy

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    The Colosseo Quadrato (also know as The Square Colosseum) is an icon of fascist architecture in Rome. It's clearly the home of Bad. Dudes.

    17. China Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong, China

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    Don't let the windows fool you. There's stuff happening up in there.

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