The ancient and rustic charm of forests prove irresistible to many, be it photographers or travelers and especially those stuck in city life long to spend some quiet time in the lap of nature. While the fresh air fills your lungs, the mystical appearance awakens the senses as soon as you land in a forest. Forests have also been home to legends stories, mythical creatures and of course many of them have been tagged as haunted places. No matter what secret a forest holds, it continues to interest wanderers as it also serves as a magnificent escape from a life of technologies.
If you are the kind of person who loves to explore the woods, unravel its secrets and sense the mystery that nature keeps safe in its womb then here is a list of five most mysterious forests in the world that you must visit at least once. And yes, do not forget to carry your camera along because who knows what you might run into!
Black Forest, Germany
Located in Baden-Wuerttemberg area, the South West of Germany, The Black Forest is one of the most mysterious forests that metamorphosizes into a bewitching place during fall. With the dark, slightly sinister canopy of evergreens that seems to keep close so many secrets hidden, the Black Forest, with its vast forests, open mountain heights and peaks, deep and mysterious cirque lakes and charming valleys has become a popular destination for holidaymakers and visitors.
The skiing, hiking and spa facilities draw a huge number of tourists to this region, also its dozens of attractive slow-paced small towns and villages make exploring a delight. The place certainly reminds of legends of witches lurking around in the bosky surroundings.
Also known as ‘The Blue Forest’, Hallerbos is the most extensive forest area between Zenne and Zoniën. The beautiful purple carpet of bluebells, which bloom around mid-April make this forest look like pictures from a fairy tale. The forest is a beautiful place for a walk at any time of the year and it transforms into this magical abode when spring decides to knock its way in.
Otzarreta Forest, Spain
One of the most photographed beech forests of the northern ranges, Otzarreta Forest is a beautiful part of Gorbea Natural Park. The the forest transforms into a fascinating, mysteriously beautiful place if you get to visit it on a misty day. The branches of the trees here is vertical unlike trees in other areas which have horizontal branches and conjures images from the bushy jungles of the novel, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia.
Moss Swamp, Romania
The Moss Forest in Romania is a great natural tourist attraction apart from the famous tunnel of love. This unique forest is surely worth a visit. You could feel the soul of the forest speaking to you at night as they speak of it in the Alchemist.
Stanton Moor, UK
One of the most mysterious, and scenically spectacular forests in UK, Stantoon Moor is also home to a moor with mysterious Bronze Age stone circles and stones. What draws visitors to this place is sense of remoteness in a relative wilderness of peace and quiet. The best time to visit the area is during late summer and autumn when the moor is covered in acres of glorious royal purple heather.