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Address: Via Cantonale, Melide 6815, Switzerland
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+41 91 640 10 60
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Free entrance on your birthday

Fun place to see several Swiss landmarks all in one place. Perfect for kids but also for newcomers to Switzerland like us. Staff puts lots of work into the detailed miniatures... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to see several Swiss landmarks all in one place. Perfect for kids but also for newcomers to Switzerland like us. Staff puts lots of work into the detailed miniatures, well done. Fun fact: entrance on birthdays is free, just show an ID.

Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I definitely recommend this for adults also (not only for kids). It is a nice place, an outdoor museum - big, nice and clean- and green. All the miniatures and the landscape created are amazing.Very well made, painstakingly worked.Take your time to see it ! it worth ! There are, beside historical and famous buildings, also landscape of different activities... More 

Thank Olivia F
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We were in the Lugano area and saw this on TripAdvisor, so decided to check it out. Our kids (7 and 5) loved it! Their is great detail in the models with many moving parts, interactions, making you think you are looking at villages in action. Also, they had a bubbles demonstration, which the kids ABSOLUTELY loved. Between that and... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Located at about 8 Km driving distance from Lugano through very accessible roads. It is nice to visit but you can save your time if your itinerary is already packed out. The adult ticket costs CHF 19, which I find a bit over priced similar to the entry fees to the vast majority of Swiss tourist attractions. The park is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Before my trip to Switzerland and Italy I was scrolling online and came across the Swissminiatur exhibit and put it on my to do list. I went with friends and we had such a great time. I was in awe of the amount of accuracy and detail they but into each miniature. It was easy to navigate and beautiful to... More 

Thank Joleesa N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Lugano on an overcast, rainy weekend. Our hotel package include the entrance fee to the Swissminiatur. If not for that we probably wouldn't have gone there, but we were very pleasantly surprised. This place is definitely worth a visit! The detail of the models, all the moving parts and variety of things to see were... More 

Thank vacationer12389
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

The place is very nice to go with children, my kids just loved it. We spent there more than one hour. I thing that it is very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This place was smaller than I expected but perfect to get around with small children. The tiny replicas of significant buildings, structures and places of interest in Switzerland were fascinating. Really a true work of precision and artistry. The kids loved the mini train that took them around the park and the bumper cars. Of course they were dying to... More 

Thank Dina H
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Looking for things to do near Lugano, saw this listing and decided to spend an afternoon -- in truth, we walked in and thought it was going to be a very short visit, but in the end the detail kept us marveling at each and every separate piece (there are more than 170 separate models!). The food was very good,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

it is a great place to visit. you get many ideas for your next trip and it makes you want to play with all the miniatures.

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