Places of knowledge, economic and technological development have their place in Mini-Europe. The inclusion of the Endeavour ship and its Captain provided an opportunity to look at how European nations have influenced the world and shaped the future. This ship and Captain James Cook pushed the boundaries of the known world at the time, mapping and charting the coastlines of New Zealand and Australia. He was also the first European to make contact with the people living there. Because of his historical importance and as a symbol of the Age of Enlightenment, the great discoveries and the dissemination of European civilisation, Mini-Europe wanted to honour Captain Cook and his ship, the Endeavour. His first voyage had a huge impact on the seafaring and economic development of England, Europe and the world.

To celebrate the inauguration of the model, the miniature replica of James Cook will follow his journey to the Austral seas and back to his Endeavour in the Mini-Europe park in Brussels.

The Captain of the Seatrade Blue ship will welcome the miniature replica of Captain James Cook and give him the opportunity to sail out to sea and reach Australia and New Zealand. Mini Captain Cook – accompanied by the miniature European turtle – will have the honour of staying on the bridge with the Captain of the Seatrade Blue, the freighter that will follow a similar route to that of Captain Cook many years ago. Seatrade specialises in transporting perishables and other sensitive cargo.

Using standard measurements and historical details, the Chief Model Maker designed the 3D model of James Cook’s miniature. Using contemporary and historical references, he attempted to make the figure as lifelike as possible at a scale of 1:25. He was designed to fit into his ship, at the stern of HMS Endeavour.

Visit the Polarsteps page to track his progress around the world, and see what he experiences in his new daily life.

For a live tracking of the vessel Seatrade Blue: www.vesselfinder.com

Tremble in fear on Halloween@Mini-Europe

During the autumn holidays, Mini-Europe offers Halloween@Mini-Europe. For two weeks, this is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Halloween and its classic, life-size decorations, witches and pumpkins. It is above all an opportunity to discover how the mini skeletons and mini zombies have turned the miniature world of Mini-Europe upside down. Spiders have invaded the Eiffel Tower and zombies (good mummy and her little girl) create a crazy and humorous amusement park. Of course, Mini-Europe would not be Mini-Europe if a cultural feature was not added by describing the fate of witches in the Middle Ages or the story of Frankenstein for example.

From October 19 to November 3, Mini-Europe makes you tremble with fear – but also shiver with pleasure. For the occasion, the park takes on the colors of Halloween: hundreds of skeletons and monsters have turned the park upside down. It’s a party for skeletons and zombies in the Lunapark but also in and under the cemetery. What happened with the plane crash at the airport? And over there, is it the ghost train or the train of ghosts? There will be thousands of details to observe. Let’s also mention the revolt of the figurines against the model maker: in their turn to crush his arms, to drill him, to glue him and to paint him.

True to its reputation, Mini-Europe makes it a point of honor to entertain its visitors with fun and humor, but also to highlight our European heritage. Would you like to know the origins of the Halloween tradition? Not afraid of the darkest witch stories of the Middle Ages? Then you are making the right choice by visiting Mini-Europe during the autumn holidays.

Additional entertainment is planned for October 30 and 31 as well as November 1

From Wednesday October 30 to Friday November 1, our familiar 1/25 scale models will be visited by live actors and extras who will bring the park even more to life. For three days, visitors will benefit from additional entertainment. During your visit, you may come across a balloon-sculpting Bellboy looking for his haunted hotel, a pirate in search of adventure who will challenge you to a sword fight or the angel of death who will freeze your blood!
A make-up stand will allow visitors to treat themselves to an even more marked horror look.

The magic of a white Christmas is conquering Mini-Europe!

From December 7 to January 5, visitors to Mini-Europe will be immersed in the magic of Christmas. Visitors discover not only the poetry of Christmas but also a lot of humor in the miniature scenes. Life-size decors, reindeer or a ski lift with a mountain landscape as a backdrop guarantee beautiful selfies. At the end of the day, the facades and gardens of the miniature park are illuminated and a fascinating play of light and shadow brings out the details of the models. The park is open daily from 10am to 5pm. On December 24 and 31, the park closes an hour earlier at 4 p.m.

We recommend bringing a good zoom lens, which will allow you to capture the smallest details of the Christmas parades and markets, not to mention the winter sports which are also full of humour. Have you seen Santa getting ready to take off from the airport runway? Only in Mini-Europe you will find snowmen demonstrating against global warming! Our modelers and decorators have spent hundreds of hours making these sets, but most of all, they are the first to have fun with them.

A wide variety of scenes can be discovered throughout the park and in the countries of the European Union. Everywhere in the park, mini-scenes attract attention: a Christmas choir on the corner of a street, snowmen, children having a snowball fight, etc…

Practical information

We are open every day from 9h30 until 18h00 (last entrance at 17h00).

More information

Adults:
€20,00 (online)
€23,00 (on the spot)

Children (< 12 years old):
€14,20 (online)
€16,50 (on the spot)

*Children < 115 cm: free

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