Belgium – Culture
Mini-Europe is a Brussels Cultural Park featuring all the wonders of Europe, in miniature. Bonsai trees, flowery groves and dwarf trees embellish the 350 monuments which have been reproduced at scale 1/25. Thousands of lifelike figurines and animations! Set off the eruption of the Vesuvius and admire the takeoff of the Ariane rocket. The two hour walk, which is both entertaining and educational, will let you (re)discover the 27 member states of the European Union + United Kingdom and their historical, architectural and cultural wealth.
A trip full of surprises
Destroy a section of the Berlin wall, set off the eruption of the Vesuvius, launch an attack of legionnaires or scare the Vikings. Operate the many interactive live action animations, from the Bells of Stockholm to the Windmills at Kinderdijk, to (re)discover Europe as you never have before.
Have fun whilst learning!
Behind the captivating universe of the miniature monuments, the dramatization and live action animations, relive our surprising common history with its values and heritage! From the origins of democracy to the enterprising spirit, from our Greek, Roman or Viking heritage to the political transformations of the 21st century, you will find commentary at every stage of the journey in the free catalogue that is teeming with information and anecdotes that will delight all children, inquisitives and history fanatics.
Unrivalled quality of artistry
The park exhibits more than 350 monuments which were selected for their architectural quality and their European symbolism. They are reproduced to the finest detail. The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela alone required 24,000 hours of work. Many statues of the Grand-Place of Brussels are painted with real gold leaves. In the Seville arena, 6,000 figurines were placed, one by one, to attend the bullfight. The Big Ben is 4 meters tall. At 13 meters, the Eiffel Tower is taller than a 3-storey building. Yet, all the buildings are on a scale of 1/25.
Located at the end of the park, the ‘Spirit of Europe’ welcomes you into a large indoor space where live action models, games and quizzes will give you the chance to test, enrich or perfect your knowledge of the 27 member states of the European Union and the United Kingdom.
An optional personalized guided tour
You can book a personalized visit with a professional guide, who will tailor the approach of the visit and the commentary according to your interests or those of your children.