All through those years being a journalist, I have been seeing the photos and often admired the Mini Europe; not knowing that one day, I would be there standing between those toys which were by no means a kid’s play. Its a must-see place for tourists visiting Belgium, specially Brussels. Located in Bruparck just adjacent to Atomium on the outskirts of Brussels, this miniature park has most popular monuments from the European Union on the show. What is amazing is that all buildings have been created on accurate scale (1:25) and identical design made out of vast research. The incomparable chimes of Big Ben welcome you to the heart of London. The gondolas and mandolins will invite you to discover the charms of Venice. Follow the Thalys from Paris to the other end of France. You can make the models work yourself : the eruption of Vesuvius, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the bullfight in Seville and many more…
A photo tour (go till the last):
It’s an amazing experience to see the monuments the way, you would never able to see the actual ones- by getting into them!
This is the Gateway to the wonderful world
Its whistlestop tour around Europe in few short hours
The old and the new!
You won’t need RailEurope to take you through this trip-
This one is life size undoubtedly… and there is a real face behind!
Who doesn’t love Amsterdam and its canals!
In the background is the original occupant of Bruparck-
The Brussels Square with Flower Carpet on the show-
Creating this was no kids play-
Cruising below the Eiffel Tower-
Compare the size and the details-
Only the Champ de Mars is missing below this Eiffel tower–
Arc de Triomphe in full glory-
No landings allowed on this airstrip-
The Portuguese Castles in full glory-
This tower of Pisa is leaning too and it is actually made of marble, unlike others which are made through moulds, using resin or polyester.
Even the minute details on the sculptures of the monuments were taken care of-
And the Berlin wall is crumbling down below-
The German design-
See the details in the Hungarian architecture-
The Parthenon at Greek Acropolis-
In total 350 models and animations sites in a quite unequalled craftmanship. Also don’t forget to visit the European Space full of interactive multimedia games.