You can find Europe’s biggest mural on the wall of the paper company Pacapime along the Brussels – Charleroi Canal between Halle and Lembeek. With 2000 square meters it’s one of Europe’s biggest murals. This beautiful artwork got the name ‘The Enchanted Forest’.
In this post, you will find everything you need to know for a visit to Europe’s biggest mural.
How to get there
Europe’s biggest mural is located about 20 kilometers from the center of Brussels. The easiest way to get there is by car or train. There is a direct train connection from Brussels to Halle, and it’s only a 15-minute train ride.
From Halle’s train station it’s only a 15-minute walk to the mural. If you are coming by car you can park around the train station. It is also a nice area to ride with the bike.
The exact address of the mural is Noorderstraat 1, 1500 Halle.
Once upon a time, there was a magical forest called ‘De Zinderende Zenne’ behind the Pacapime building. Each day on their way to school a boy and a girl passed this beautiful piece of land. They dreamt about a better world. A place where men and nature could live in harmony with one another. They started folding origami animals that turned into real animals. Each day more and more animals came to life up until the day this magical forest was filled with beautiful creatures.
Some children from the city of Halle served as models for the figures in the artwork.
The whole project is a plot of a metaphor about the need to protect nature and not throw garbage wherever you want, to recycle it, and also pay attention to the fact that human activity leaves a big mark on the disappearance of many animals.