When someone says the word “border”, some people instantly picture a scary, barbed-wire and electrified fence that has a gate that creaks open as it lets cars pass through into the next country. But, as this gallery is about to reveal to you, this is not always the case.
Here is a list of countries where part of the experience is just crossing the border alone.
Most of the borderline between Italy and Switzerland passes through the High Alps, mostly covered in snow, and some of it also descends towards Lake Maggiore.
Germany and France is only separated by a huge forest that doesn’t have any barbed wiring. Amazing!
Haiti and the Dominican Republic are both located on the Caribbean island Hispaniola, and this aerial view shows deforestation on the Haiti side and dense forests on the Dominican Republic side.
I don’t think you’ve ever seen a border that has a beautiful waterfall like this. China and Vietnam were separated by this waterfall after the Sino-French war, and it’s one of the biggest in the world.
The border between Austria and Germany is 815 kilometers long and it passes through Zugspitze, the tallest mountain in Germany.
Another pair of countries separated by a waterfall, this time Brazil and Argentina. A Brazilian and Argentine national park are separated by this waterfall, which has been previously called one of the greatest in the world.
Once again, two countries separated by nature itself, this time the Black Sea separating Romania and Bulgaria.
The gorgeous Baltic Sea is what separates Lithuania and Latvia.
Now for something a little bit different: these countries in this example are divided by literally a fence, and this is a photo of people from each country playing volleyball on the borderline.
The Netherlands and Belgium are separated by this line of tiles located in the town of Baarle-Nassau in The Netherlands. You can literally take one step and you’ll end up in an entirely different country. I can imagine checking in being a nightmare.
This so-called “Golden Triangle” separates three countries: Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. The triangle is painted three different colors and has arrows pointing to the country where you want to go.
One of the ways you can go from Spain to Portugal is the Limite Zero zipline. So cool!
One half of this shed is in The Czech Republic whereas the other is located in Germany.
Have you ever been through any of these borders? Are they just as amazing in real life as they are in these photos? Let us know in the comments!