Swissminiatur, Melide

3.8
#7 of 34 in Parks in Canton of Ticino
Nature / Park Must See
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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  • Seriously - don't waste your $. We were all ready to leave after 5 minutes. No info on any of the buildings. If you want to learn about any of the "sights", you have to stop & do a Google search.  more »
  • Park very well done with beautiful models of Swiss sites. Visit of about an hour. 2 flats: there is no shadow (apart from the terrace of the snack) and we got visit by 32 degrees so we suffered a little from the heat during the course; and the train that circled the Park and in which we can set is paid (€2 + entrance ticket). Our 5 year old daughter loved the concept... and we also!
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  • Park very clean and very well maintained. Very interesting to know places of Switzerland. If you are a member of the TCS you have 20% discount.
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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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