Swissminiatur, Melide

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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Melide trip planner .
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  • Perfect to keep the kids busy making them learn the Switzerland. The little train that goes around the Park is nice. Restaurant a little canteen but good food.
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  • This place is very well made: nice attention to detail, all swiss ladscapes - mountains with snow, telecabins, harbour, ships moving, cave, historical buildings, and more. It is very well done and mai...  more »
  • Park turned out to be closed, but we walked around, admire the Lake and excellent views. Over the fence shows that the Park is very beautiful. If we in the spring-summer, then definitely we'll drop.
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  • Accurate depictions of Swiss minuments. Would recommend but wouldn't go if raining
  • Perfect 1.5hr stop. Our boys 2 and 4 years old enjoyed checking out the miniature models and running trains/boats. The children's train ride was a fun side. Bumper boats and bumper cars are available by tokens. To those who commented that the models need updating, there were 3 models under renovation. Food at the cafe was decent. We had pasta Bolognese, a strawberry smoothie and chicken nuggets with fries. For those with kids, there is a great pirate boat themed playground across the street that we saw as we pulled out of the parking lot.
  • This is really worth a visit if you are in the area. Over 125 different models of real places in Switzerland and when you have walked around the place you feel like you have seen most of Switzerland. Very well done, with moving trains, cable cars, funicular railways, cars driving to the real life Zurich airport with aircraft on the runway. Also a ride on train to sit on and see the country by rail. It takes 1.5 hours to see it all at a nice speed. Also has coffee, food, and ice cream.
  • Such a nice open-air museum to explore most of beautiful landmarks in Switzerland. You can see over than 120 models.
  • Just beautiful!! A nice place for kids ,too!!
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39 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Lugano BY A USER FROM ITALY June, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Swiss Alps BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Lugano BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Lugano & Lake Garda BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Swiss Alps BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Lugano BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lugano BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lugano BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Swiss Alps BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Lugano, Province of Milan & Copenhagen BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
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