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Brussels for Tintin - Fans

A round trip on Hergé's footsteps
Gare du Midi / Zuidstation Stockel / Stokkel

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Brussels for Tintin - Fans

In 1929 belgian comic artist Hergé sent reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy the first time on the road.
After 23 adventures until 1975 Tintin has a worldwide fan base.

Brussels, the secret comic capital, celebrates its heroes and many other cartoon characters.

This site gives Tintin fans an overview for visiting the city and towns in the surroundings, eg, the Hergé Museum is located in Louvain-la-Neuve.

The tours:

Grand Place / Grote Markt

In the heart of the city you will find Tintin anywhere, in the comic strip museum, as mural and of course in shops as the "Boutique TINTIN"

South Station and Flea Market

Only a few meters from the centre you can find Tintin climbing on a steam locomotive, Tintin and Snowy in the sky and the annual Tintin flea market.

Parc, Ixelles and European Quarter

In this part of the city you follow the footsteps of Hergé, the creator of the series. From his birthplace to the Foundation (Fondation Hergé) and the street named after him.

Stockel / Stokkel

This metro station is a great attraction for fans - figures of all the adventures decorate the walls since the opening 1988.

Boitsfort / Bosvoorde

Fiction meets reality - close to his former residence, Hergé found a house as model for a villa in "The Seven Crystal Balls".

Uccle / Ukkel

His last years Hergé lived in Uccle. Here he is buried, and also here he revealed a statue of his famous "son".

Outside of Brussels:

Hergé Museum (Musée Hergé)

There Hergé had an estate and the nearby Walibi theme park had for some years many attractions inspired by the adventures of Tintin .



A plaque was attached in May 2009 at the front of the Palais de Congres. It shows the scene from "The Crab with the Golden Claws", in which Tintin climbs through the porthole behind Captain Haddock.
Designer Andy Jacobs also created the Atlas Car Series


Some general tips to Brussels:

What else to find in Brussels …

(if you have to make the city palatable to your companions)



For holidaymakers, more destinations in Europe:

Cheverny castle

The inspiration for Marlinspike offers a small exhibition for fans since june 2001: The secrets of Marlinspike


At the port of city the association "The Seven Suns" erected large-format signs where the action takes place in "The Seven Crystal Balls"


The city, that hosts an annual comic book festival since the 1970s, has also a "Rue Hergé" (Hergé street), since january 2003


Hotel Cornavin from "The Calculus Affair" really exists. There's a sign for fans in the foyer, that it is not possible to book Calculus' room…


Professor Topolinos house from "The Calculus Affair" has a model. It is 57, route de Saint-Cergue

Text: Michael
Photos: Michael, Timic
The drawings from Hergé's pen shown on the photos are all copyright Hergé / Moulinsart 2009