Importance: You should see this when you are in the region
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The Leopold Park park was opened to the public in 1880 after as the unpopular Royal Zoological Garden (Jardin Royal de Zoologie) had been removed. During the following years, the famous Solvay School of Commerce was established in the park. One of these houses housed the scientific Solvay Conference, once joined by Albert Einstein, Henri Poincaré, Hendrik Lorentz and Marie Curie.Linked characteristic groups Wist je dat... Linked thematic groups Science
The 10-hectare park was open to the public in 1880 after an unpopular zoo was removed. During the following years, a campus for the famous Solvay School of Commerce was established. The building of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is also located in the park. Also, the Mundaneum of Paul Otelet, the forerunner of the Internet, was moved here in 1940. It remained here until it was forced to move again in 1972, well after Otlet’‘s death.Linked thematic groups Science
This is the area of the Leopold District and the Leopold Park and Ernest Solvay.