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Swissminiatur, Melide

(3.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Swissminiatur presents important Swiss buildings, monuments, and sites in miniature. Built in 1959, the mini open-air park sits on the shore of Lake Lugano in Switzerland's Italian-speaking region. Covering an area of 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres), over 120 models of Swiss sites are displayed at a scale of 1:25. The park features moving attractions, including a 3,560 m (11,680 ft) model railway with 18 miniature trains, several cable cars ascending mountains, boats on lakes, and moving cars on highways. The miniature buildings are interspersed throughout a green park that features 1,500 different species of plants and flowers. Put Swissminiatur into our Melide itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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TripAdvisor
  • Family trip for the whole family in the South of Switzerland, Fun park with almost all sights in the real Switzerland. Very clean park, prices for food and drinks are low. Here can the Netherlands in Madurodam us another example to us all.
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  • I've been several times to the Swissminiatur in Melide with my daughter being just a few minutes from our home. Overall nice Park, with ample parking and close to the Lake. It is perhaps a little age, should be modernized. The prices are average. It is however a nice trip to spend a good half day.
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  • We were in the Lugano area and saw this on TripAdvisor, so decided to check it out. Our kids (7 and 5) loved it! Their is great detail in the models with many moving parts, interactions, making you th...  more »
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  • Good place, but could have been better if they had good stuff for kids to eat....as this has to be a child friendly place
  • Great place for kids with a lot of swiss historic for famous places. The small tour on train is especially appreciated by small kids.
  • Great miniature theme park displaying the most typical sights as well as traditional houses of Switzerland, a lot to see and to do for kids (e.g. ride on the miniature train).
  • Suisse miniature is a visit worthy if you have kids and needs to spend a couple of hours. The themed park with famous Suisse buildings, castles and trains are well kept and with many details. However the park hasn't evolved much over the years so if you've been there once, you've seen it all.
  • This park is OK for children, but is relatively little... and is open-air, so when is hot there aren't shadows, and when it rains it's not covered... maybe adding a roof would improve the visit...