Inspired by the garden cities he had seen in England, in 1911 at the request of mining pioneer baron Evence Coppée II, the Brussels architect Adrien Blomme designed a ‘total concept’ for Winterslag that combined city and country. The design for Winterslag garden suburb, a first for Belgium, was structured around major elements like the railway station, church and mine. The planting of parks and gardens and tree-lined avenues was also integral to the plan.
The C-mine discovery map outlines a 4-kilometre walk through this charming green residential area in the vicinity of the colliery.
Priced at €1, the discovery map is available from the C-mine Visitor Centre during opening hours.

Facilities

Parking within a radius of 100 m?
Suitable for wheelchairs