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Swissminiatur, Melide

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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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  • Swissminiature is not as the pictures suggests. It is surrounded by a very busy road and apartments, cranes etc.. Although most miniatures are nice, somehow it just feels all wrong due to the... 
    Swissminiature is not as the pictures suggests. It is surrounded by a very busy road and apartments, cranes etc.. Although most miniatures are nice, somehow it just feels all wrong due to the...  more »
  • This is a great little place to visit and it's a lot of fun for pre-school kids who find a lot of the stuff very entertaining. Two key things to keep in mind... try not to go mid-day during the... 
    This is a great little place to visit and it's a lot of fun for pre-school kids who find a lot of the stuff very entertaining. Two key things to keep in mind... try not to go mid-day during the...  more »
  • My two daughters, aged 5 and 6, and I spent 2-3 hours here. The younger one especially loves trains and things that go, so this was a hit for her. The admission price was a bit expensive, and some.....  more
    My two daughters, aged 5 and 6, and I spent 2-3 hours here. The younger one especially loves trains and things that go, so this was a hit for her. The admission price was a bit expensive, and some.....  more »
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  • Beautiful grounds replica of Swiss famous places with functions, great for the children and the parents. The location in Logano city outskirts is great advantage. Well enjoyed.
  • Unique experience. Lovely setting, great attention to detail. Unfortunately, the food is terrible. Please offer more variety, especially vegetarian options!
  • Very cute. Highly recommend to visit if you're near lugano! Super fun to see all the landmarks in mini size. The only downside is the very limited food options. Recommended bringing some food to have a picnic nearby or at the place as it's right next to the lake.
  • I love the place. Very relaxing and fun not only for kids but also for adults. If you don't like walking then they also have this small train where you can sit back relax and enjoy the Wonderful scenery. Will visit again. ♥️🇨🇭
  • If you are nearby and you have kids age 9 or less it is worth the visit. In all other cases just take a walk next to the lake :). The place looks a bit not maintained, but the idea is nice.

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