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Swissminiatur, Melide

3.7
#3 of 23 in Theme Parks in Switzerland
Water / Amusement Park Educational Site
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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  • We liked this place as we went here towards the fag end of our Swiss holiday. Here we were able to see the miniatures of the places we had visited and hence served as a good summarising of our Swiss v...  more »
  • A family trip to swiss miniature from lucern was mainly aimed for children. It's a long travel from lucern around 2.5 to 3 hrs. From lucern to lugano & to melide (7-8) mins. Nicely replicated miniatur...  more »
  • If you don't have time to travel throughout Switzerland I guess this is the next best thing. You will see many nice buildings from every corner of Switzerland as well some beautiful trains running thr...  more »
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  • What a great "analog" attraction. Great for small kids and even better for big kids who still remember amusement parks without animatronics. I had a great time!
  • Very nicely done. However it needs heavy restauration and further state of the art automation of all vehicles.
  • Every details is done in a highest level and very believable. Love it!
  • This place is really wonderful, showcasing all the important tourist place of Switzerland and some of Europe. Situated at Melide. Staff is very polite . Discount applicable for senior citizens. Good place for family outing.
  • A really lovely idea and a nice place to go with kids. Unfortunately it's getting a bit old and shabby.

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