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Swissminiatur, Melide

Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • Nice place where to spend 3-4 hours and get ideas of what to visit in Switzerland. Full of attractions for kids (train, swim cars, etc.). Price per adult CHF18. 30% discount with Ticino card  more »
  • Amazing attention to details, I can say some of the miniatures looked better than the original :-). Including running trains and boats! A very nice way to see most Swiss landmarks in a short hour. I.....  more »
  • Nice option for a short walk outside. Our 6 years old liked it for being so small, for adults was intersting to see other potential stops for journey around Switzerland. I would find it more helpful.....  more »
  • It's a nice park with nice building's. Al the classic building's of Swiss can be found there. They keep everything clean and fresh. Some of the building's are being renovated but that's to be expected. It's an tourist attraction for all ages.
  • Visited this miniature park on a weekend and this place is lovely and got a chance to view many miniature castles and town halls and towers and mountains. Everyone visiting Switzerland must give this a visit as this will help us see many places that we normally cannot cover when on a trip :)
  • Really cool place, right next to the Tesla Supercharges. Worth a visit while you tank up - it's not big - so it doesn't take long to check out. Has beautifully crafted installations showing the many beauties of Switzerland.
  • A bit dated but still very nice place to spend some quality time with the family and get a glimpse of all important buildings in the region. Lake next to it is also very scenic.
  • I really enjoyed being there and appreciate the hard work that it has taken to do all the details. I was last there in 1971 and things were slot different then, I rember a church that rang a bell a little lady and man went in the church then came out another door married 🥰. I couldn't find it this time.

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