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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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A terrific diversion. It has a nice little restaurant with average food and some rides for the youngest children who may find the place a bit big where some of us may wish it were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It is a nice visit, especially if you have small children. Tickets are absolutely overpriced for what you get inside. Sure its nice to see a mini Switzerland, but except for a tiny train that ride around the small park, nothing else is offered. Nice just once, if you have nothing else to do. Otherwise, it is nice to take... More 

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Prescott, Canada
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A terrific diversion. It has a nice little restaurant with average food and some rides for the youngest children who may find the place a bit big where some of us may wish it were bigger. The models are wonderful though the facility does show its age a bit and since the displays are of course outside they will deteriorate.... More 

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Mevaseret Zion, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A very nice way to see some of Switzerland's attractions and sites. For my 3.5 years old son it was a great morning with the small models and specially the train that goes around the park.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Swiss Miniature is a visual delight.  It is in Switzerland on a smaller scale. There are 130 models of houses, castles and monuments in the open air, distributed throughout the 14,000 square meter park. The models have been recreated authentically - with great attention to detail - and are surrounded by thousands of plants and flowers. since its models are... More 

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Menaggio, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A very nice way to see some of Switzerland's attractions and sites. For my 3.5 years old son it was a great morning with the small models and specially the train that goes around the park.

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Gympie, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Well laid out attraction. If coming via ferry from Lugano there is a lack of signage to find the place. But it is only a short walk. Once off the ferry and on land walk along the path beside the lake for a short way then you will see a car park on the right, detour through this to the... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Free admission nice park one of l Lugano best attraction i spent one hour touring and photographing pics for Swissminiatur ( model village) I enjoyed my visit in my last day at this park

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Sofia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great place fro small or grown ups. Everything is moving - trains, cars, boats, lifts. Worth spending 1-2 hours on the way to or from Switzerland. It is located in the beautiful Lugano city.

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Zürich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

really great place expensive 18.00 swiss francs for adults. The staff at the entry was extremly grumpy. but it's a "to do" in Ticino

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great place - So well done - You really have to see it!!! Waited too many years until seeing this Wonder.

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Additional Information about Swissminiatur

Address: Via Cantonale, Melide 6815, Switzerland
Phone Number: 4191 640 10 60
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Melide
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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