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Via Cantonale, Melide 6815, Switzerland
+41 91 640 10 60
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Switzerland in miniature!Swissminiatur is an open-air miniature park located on the shore of Lake Lugano. There are more than 120 models at scale 1:25 representing the most important buildings, monuments and transportation means in Switzerland. A 3,560m long model railway with 18 trains runs through the park. Self–service restaurant with local, Italian, authentic Chinese and Indian cuisine. Gift shop and playground for children. Small passenger train with route around the park. Large car and bus park available. Open daily from mid March to end October, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Via Cantonale, Melide 6815, Switzerland
+41 91 640 10 60
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I recently brought my family of four to this theme park, having visited something g similar in Tasmania a few months ago. It cost us $60 and we would need to pay extra for all four to ride the small train, number cars or bumper...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well maintained miniature of all well known buildings, Monuments and castles. Fun filled activity specially for children. Live trains, very good expirience. Requires atleast 3 hours. Avoid very summy days in summers

Thank DrVijayPalwe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a not to be missed attraction with scale models of famous scenes and buildings from all over Switzerland. Model train lovers will delight in the G scale trains that run through the park.

Thank odysseusChicago
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

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 vacation. It's a small place...More

1  Thank Sandeep B
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

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 miniature mainly of many swiss famous places. Childrens loved it,...More

Thank de_milin66
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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 throughout the complex.

Thank 1990joe
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

After 8 years we visited again the swissminiature. Still a nice place to visit but since last time nothing renovated and the buildings are nit in good shape anymore. Needs urgently some renovation and freshness!

Thank marceio
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Swissminiatur is a tourist mainstay of the Lugano region. The concept is what it says on the box: scale models of prominent buildings from all over Switzerland. Sadly, the models are looking a bit faded and neglected, and 50 francs for parents and one child...More

Thank James_YLB
Reviewed 12 April 2017

After you have visited this place you can summarize what you have visited and what you have missed in Switzerland . This miniature has each important place to be visited in Swiss . Lovely place . Just outside this you have a beautiful lake with...More

Thank RajaniBhurat
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Would not do a big journey to visit this place but if you are around and have a spare hour it's ok to visit especially with smaller children. A bit pricey though...

Thank ChristianSuiMex
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vinal m
23 January 2017|
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Response from Luka O | Reviewed this property |
hello, I would definitelly recomend visiting swiss miniature in any weather but rain. if it is cold, wear a jacket and it will be just fine because it is really nice. if it is raining, well, everything is at the open so it... More
18 November 2016|
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Response from Dina H | Reviewed this property |
If the accept the Swiss Travel Pass, they would only offer a discount. I believe you would still have to pay to enter the park. Enjoy!
18 April 2015|
Response from StephDemers | Reviewed this property |
I did not see lockers however I am sure that the staff can find a place to safely keep your luggage while you visit. Have a nice trip.