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Mini Europe - A journey to Europe in 2 hours
It's a large area where people who know Europe decide to creat its minature. You can see popular monuments of countries -members to European Union. It's in the Bruparck, a little far from the city centre, next to Atomium.
The impressive was that I was taller than Eiffel Tour or Vezuvius volcano. There are also buttons you can press for listening every country's traditional music or you can see something special for that monument. For example when we pushed abutton to Vezuvius the land started trembling!
At the exit there are games concerned what you see (questions, quizz etc.)
Mini Europe is a great walk around Europe.
Ticket costs: 12E/adults and 9E/children 12
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Mini-Europe is an outdoor museum that shows many of the most interesting notable buildings in Europe at only 4% of their size. There are some interactive highlights and many photo opportunities. As a non-European you can learn alot about these building because they also give you a booklet to read while you are taking your walk on the path. It also gives you a somewhat good idea of which other parts of Europe you may want to visit.
Check out Mini-Europe if you...
Check out Mini-Europe if you have the time! Located at the foot of the Atomium, Mini-Europe is the only park where you can have a whistlestop tour around Europe in a few short hours. A truly unique journey!
In total 300 models and sites in a quite unequalled craftsmanship. Very nice done!
This is great. It's Bruxelles Mini
Europe. A reconstruction of several monuments or places of all
EU countries...look at this pic: it's the Grand Place...can you spot the Eiffel tower
in the background? :-))) The best thing was as I came to the Italian monuments and clicked on the button that started the Italian hymn LOL very patriotic :PP
Mini Europe, located at the...
Mini Europe, located at the foot of the Atomium, is the only park where you can have a whistlestop tour around Europe in a few short hours. The incomparable chimes of Big Ben welcome you to the heart of London. The gondolas and mandolins invite you to discover the charmes of Venice. Follow the TGV 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... In total 300 models and sites in a quite unequalled craftmanship. Also, don't forget to visit the European Space full of interactive multimedia games. Picture taken from the website.
Mini-Europe is the only park where you can have a whistlestop tour around Europe in a few hours.
A truly unique journey!
See the major monuments of the memberstates of the European Union in miniature (Eiffel tower, Houses of Parliament, Brandenburg Gate, Sacré Coeur, etc.
Mini-Europe 'By Night',
on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 27th July until 26th August from 9h30 till 23h.
on Saturdays 27th July and Saturdays 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th August at 22h30.
Enjoy a fun-filled day at...
Enjoy a fun-filled day at Mini-Europe.
Located at the foot of the Atomium, strolling inside Mini-Europe park is like entering a little doll house... because it is here that you'd get to see Europe - miniaturized! Yes, it's truly a unique experience.....
Let's start our adventure, shall we?
Let us first wander around the streets of London and see Big Ben.... a miniaturized version, of course. Then, gasp at the gondolas and let the mandolins invite you to discover the charms of beautiful Venice. Ah, then see how a miniaturized TGV train zoom quickly from Paris to the other end of France. Do you know that you can also actively participate in some of the activities here?
YES, see the eruption of Vesuvius (the volcano that destroyed the entire city of Pompeii) before your very eyes. How about catching a glimpse of the historic fall of the Berlin Wall. And not to mention, watching an eventful bullfight in Sevilla etc. Get your camera loaded up with lots of films because you wouldn't want to miss out on anything important - especially capturing a miniaturized Europe on film!! Have fun!
This is quite a cool place which feature famous buildings from all the EC countries on a 1:25 scale. It has all the big landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Berlin Wall etc and some of them have working features such as Mount Vesuvius which erupts when you walk past and the ground shakes beneath you.
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My sis and I enjoyed Mini Europe! Yes, the place is full of miniatures of major tourist spots in Europe like the San Marco Square in Venice, the Monastery in Melk, Austria, the Big Ben in London, etc.
Located at the foot of the Atomium, Mini-Europe is the only park where you can have a whistlestop tour of Europe in a few short hours. A truly unique journey. We enjoyed a stroll taking in the typical atmosphere of the most beautiful towns of the old Continent. All in all, 350 models and sites with an unequalled level of craftsmanship.
Situado a los pies del Atomium, Mini-Europa es el único parque donde se puede tener un recorrido rápido de Europa en unas pocas horas. Un viaje realmente único. Disfrutamos de un paseo por todas las ciudades más bellas del Viejo Continente. En total, 350 maquetas y escenarios con un nivel sin igual de la artesanía.
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Mini Europe and Atomium
I had mixed opinions given by people on both the Atomium and Mini Europe, some saying that our twin sons, age 4, would be bored. Not so! Our sons would move into the Atomium if given the chance. It has had a recent facelift so I don't know what it was like before and they hadn't finished placing all the exhibitions inside the, what are they called? The balls, the atoms? The entrance fee is currently €9 per adult and for the experience of climbing up all those atoms it is value for money. The boys got in for free, the advantages of being 4 I suppose. Firstly you have to take various stairs and escalators up, including one scarily steep one, not for vertigo sufferers! Then, on decending back down to the bottom you take an elevator up to the top, the elevator has a clear ceiling so look up if you dare. The views are wonderful from the top, as my eldest boy said, "Mummy are we giants now?" The restaurant is quite pricy, high prices for a high position.
We were giants again when we took the short walk over to Mini Europe. Now this was a lot of fun for adults and children. The buildings are fantastic, I doubt minature buildings are to everyones taste - well, just don't go then because this place is full of them. The interactive buttons and exhibition at the end kept the tiddlers happy. The attention to detail and the facts and figures kept the big ones happy! You get a handy booklet at the entrance plus a photograph with the turtle mascot which you have the option to buy (as a photograph or keyring) later on.
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Mini-Europe is like Madurodam in The Netherlands; the Belgian version is more interesting for European people. Listen to the national anthems of all EU-countries and visit the exhibition at the end; it's something you will never forget.
Located at the foot of the Atomium, Mini-Europe is the only park where you can have a whistlestop tour around Europe in a few short hours. A truly unique journey!
Stroll amidst the typical ambiance of the most beautiful towns of the old continent. The incomparable chimes of Big Ben welcome you to the heart of London. The gondolas and the mandolins will invite you to discover the charms of Venice. Follow the T.G.V. from Paris to the other end of France. You can make the models work yourself (there are buttons to press): the eruption of Vesuvius, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the bullfight in Seville and many more ... In total 300 models and sites in a quite unequalled craftsmanship.
Please take a look to my travelogue on Mini Europe, it has a few more pictures of those great models.
Prices (in Euros): Adults 11,50 Children (under 12) 8,50.
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Be a Giant for a Day!
At Bruparck, you can feel like a giant as you wander around "Mini-Europe". Tiny replicas of famous landmarks around the continent are presented in intricate detail - from Brussels' Grote Markt to the Parthenon in Athens! Looking back at these pictures from 1991, I realize how few of these landmarks I've seen in person - I have a lot of traveling to do!
Back then, admission was about US$10. Probably higher now. Also, don't get this confused (as I tend to in my memories) with the Hague's Madurodam. Same general concept.
One of the places I enjoyed most in Brussells was visiting Mini Europe, on my first ever trip to Europe.
Sure, it rained non stop and the day was grey, but I had a great time with my friend.
Famous buildings from all over Europe are included, such as the Sacre Coeur church in Paris, and the leaning tower of Pisa.
Here is part of Mini Europe with the Atomium in the background.
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