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Swissminiatur, Melide

(3.7/5 based on 460+ 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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  • Swissminiatur is a tourist mainstay of the Lugano region. The concept is what it says on the box: scale models of prominent buildings from all over Switzerland. Sadly, the models are looking a bit fad...  more »
  • After you have visited this place you can summarize what you have visited and what you have missed in Switzerland . This miniature has each important place to be visited in Swiss . Lovely place . Just...  more »
  • easily accessible with parking places reserved for disabled the structure looks cared for, the route concerned; each station is equipped with a tag with brief explanations. some representations are particularly impressive dining and leisure spots for children are adequate, not too many and not too few. in General a bela experience
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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...