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Address: Via Cantonale, Melide 6815, Switzerland
Phone Number: 4191 640 10 60
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Description: Switzerland in miniature!Swissminiatur is an open-air miniature park...
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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Switzerland in Miniture

Well Maintained like the real Country. Everything is there from the Trains to the Cable Cars. Gave us lots of ideas for places we still need to see. Worth a Morning trip and then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
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Rotkreuz, Switzerland
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Rotkreuz, Switzerland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well Maintained like the real Country. Everything is there from the Trains to the Cable Cars. Gave us lots of ideas for places we still need to see. Worth a Morning trip and then off on the Boat to Morcote for Lunch.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

19 Francs entry fee is a joke, considering that there are very few new additions since my childhood. I remember the time when the entry was 2.50... I wonder what the many sponsors pay for, when the park doesn't get updated more frequently and entry fee isn't affordable for bigger families. Train ride, bumper cars cost extra and the restaurant... More 

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Olten
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The small park is interesting for tourists and local people who want to have an overview over switzerland. The buildings are handmade and nice but sometimes a little old. The restaurant is not the best we have ever been to. I would also recommend it for families with children aged between 4-10. There is a family card available - because... More 

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London, UK
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263 reviews 263 reviews
79 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were staying in Lugano in April and got a boat to Melide to the Swissminiatur model village. If you have a Ticino card, the boat and Swissminiatur are free. We would definitely recommend the Ticino card - we found it very worthwhile. When you get off the boat, there are no signs to the model village. You need to... More 

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Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Expensive entrance and interesting only if you know the palces (no info). Everything is in quite bad conditions and would need a refresh. Bar inside is expensive and with awful service. Take a walk on the Melide bridge and take a brake in one of the small typical bars along the lake instead.

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had read about this park and imagined it to be similar to Cockington Green in Canberra.getting there was easy... A 30 minute train ride from bellinzona to melide and a 10 minute walk brought us to the swiss miniatur... Deceiving looks as one would expect perhaps an amusement park( atleast our kids thought so). Every recreation in a 'mini'... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

One can see all of the Switzerland be it historical buildings,monuments,castles, homes from different regions of Switzerland, mountains etc in mini scale at Swissminiatur, Melide. It is located near Lugano. You need 2-3 hours to see the Swissminiatur. Kids have fun with small cars and trains running around the track. It is an attraction for the whole family.If you are... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wonderful place for everyone who would like to know Switzerland but have not enough time to explore this whole beautiful country! This place was full with miniatures such historical building, mountain, airport, train station etc, from all over Switzerland. So if you on holiday on Swiss with your little kids, don't forget to bring them to this wonderful place!

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Stamford, CT, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This is one attraction in beautiful Switzerland that has not found much coverage, however it is simply amazing small attraction that should be a must visit. Beautifully created and real like models of over 150 main attraction of Switzerland in one area makes it a great place. You can easily spend the whole day admiring the attention to details that... More 

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Ganey Tikva Israel
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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The park is relatively small but has ~120 models, some of the models are impressive but most of them are not, the whole place looked outdated and shabby, and we felt bored. We already visited the Madurodam in Holland and Mini Israel in my home land, and Swissminiatur was less attractive for our taste. There are some activities for children... More 

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