Have you ever thought of being in a several places at one time? If you couldn't decide which city in Europe is your favourite, perhaps you should come here and it might give you some inspirations of your next travel destinations! Mini Europe is an amusement theme park in Brussels, Belgium with mini version landmarks in Europe on a 1:25 scale, you can find recognisable architectures from iconic windmill and signature tower to gorgeous gate and historical building. We still couldn't believe that we were once taller than a "building"!
So, what is your favourite city in Europe? Pictures below are some of the signature icons in real and in miniature. Let's see if they did a great job on the mini version or not?
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany
So this is a 25 times smaller Brandenburg Gate in Mini Europe. Can you also spot the Berlin Wall there? We have to tell you that we didn't see it until we saw the picture over and over again. What a shame! Make sure you look everything in details or you will regret it!
Doge's Palace at St. Mark Square in Venice, Italy
It's also a shame that we didn't take a picture of the whole St. Mark Square when we were there because it was too crowded with people and pigeon everywhere! This miniature doesn't say it right as we didn't see any pigeon around!
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
There's quite a few different sizes of Eiffel Towers around the world from Las Vegas and Macau to Brussel here! They all look the same but also different at the same time. However, we think the real one never fail. Do you agree?
Big Ben in London, UK
Oh, so this is how Big Ben looks like when it became a Small Ben. This small one looks as amazing as the big one. We believe this miniature is the best one from what we've found there, as it looks exactly like the real one, locating beside the river.
The Windmill in Zaandam, Netherlands
We are sure you can find windmill everywhere around the world. However, we can tell this one is definitely from Zaandam, Netherlands at our first sight since we have seen one in our life. It's so iconic and has its own Holland style that you would never misrecognise it.
Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark
We know which one you would vote for. The mini one doesn't look very impressive to us. It looks so different to the real one that we almost couldn't recognise it. The miniature isn't as colourful and detailed as the real one. This mini version of Nyhavn is quite disappointing...
The Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium
This place was too huge for a picture! So we were glad that we took a picture of this miniature so that we have an image of the whole Grand Place. This is one of the must-go attractions in Brussel not only because of its historical architecture but also the location. It's right in the middle of city centre so you have no chance to miss it when you visit Brussels!
The Atomium in Brussels, Belgium
Here at Mini Europe, it also offers an amazing view of the well-known Atomium, where it is located just few steps away from Mini Europe. It's definitely no harm to visit both places in a day but we would suggest that you should visit Mini Europe in the morning to avoid groups and family and make Atomium your second stop.
One question, could you tell us the name of the castle from the above picture? Hint: it's a castle.