Tuesday, August 21, 2012


As usual when you have guests from abroad you want to show the most interesting things of your city. Amongst other Tourist attractions I showed them MINI EUROPE (you can read more about  here ) It is the only park where you can have a tour around Europe in a few short hours. A truly unique voyage amongst  the most beautiful towns of the Old Continent.

You see 300 models of about 80 cities and sites in a quite unequalled craftmanship.

and off we went to "jump" through Europe !

Each country had a sign explaining since when they became part of the European Union, the number of inhabitants and the currency. Mostly Euros of course except Danmark, UK and Sweden.

It's nice to sit besides Big Ben

It really looks as if it was true, and not a miniature !

Here we are in Dover

Then the connection from Europe to the UK

There are always something to paint or repair

Unfortunately I can' t remember the names of all these buildings

But here we arrived in Germany

The ancient captital Bonn

and Berlin from both sides west and east

The city hall of Leuven (Belgium)


and then we arrived in Paris


Spain was freshly repainted and I thought it would be a good idea to go on some holidays to Mallorca.

The tower of Pisa in Italy



and Greece.

After 1 1/2 h we had visited Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland,  Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK !

How nice would it be if I could see all these countries and cities on a cruise ! I should contact med cruises information and prices.

Mini Europe Video

or Mini Europe film


Indrani said...

I got a view of this from Atomium, didn't have time enough to do a detailed tour. Great shots.

Leena said...

This was really an interesting post!
Thank you sharing it!

Mar said...

That certainly beats the "Europe in one week" tour!! Let me shortly add on behalf of Spain that it is the oldest bullring and it is in Sevilles. More info here and more pictures here. Thanks for the tour!!

Fun60 said...

Great post. The details on the models looks amazing.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a fun way of learning about Europe, we used to visit miniature villages with our daughters but nothing as interesting as this one!

Anonymous said...

What a great place - such a good idea!

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Loree said...

Wow what a tour. Those miniatures really are very well made.

Friko said...

Can you buy the national food too?

claudie said...

A lovely tour and lovely memories!!! I hope the Mini Europe will continue as long as possible as we heard the end this fabulous park should arrive in the near future! It's a nice way to learn a lot about Europe in a short time! I share your post on FB as I know some french people will be very interested to read it!

A Lady's Life said...

This is absolutely fabulous !

Rita said...

Wonderfully enlightening and entertaining post. If it were not for bloggers and post like yours I would never get to see the world.

Those models are fantastic. I loved seeing all the castles.

Rita said...

Wonderfully enlightening and entertaining post. If it were not for bloggers and post like yours I would never get to see the world.

Those models are fantastic. I loved seeing all the castles.

Lifecruiser Travel said...

Even if it's a mini-Europe, it's still very creative and even educational - if you don't have the time or money to travel around to see the places in real life. I think Pisa and Venice is my favorites, maybe because I so want to go there...


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