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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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“gift shop” (7 reviews)
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Via Cantonale, Melide 6815, Switzerland
+41 91 640 10 60
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

The Swiss Miniature is always a good excursion if you are in Ticino. Great with kids to show some of our most historical buildings. Well situated close to the train station.

Thank mcaillet
Reviewed September 15, 2017

This place is super cute but pricey for what it is. Everyone including the kids were pretty impressed on arrival but it didn't take long for it to become boring. We walked round in under one hour. The rides available for the kids (train,bumper boats...More

3  Thank therealhungryduck
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Managed to while away an hour and a half. Quite pricey for the experience. The wee ones enjoyed the model trains, boats etc but quickly bored of the buildings. After figuring out that you need to go and find the train driver at the desk...More

Thank daisynz
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Have never seen anything like it before, there were 127 different scenes set out, including churches,alps,lakes,etc. Food there pricey, took lots of photos and u get a leaflet telling you what each one is. Well worth the entrance fee (better still if u r a...More

Thank Marlene B
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Nice little place to visit. Good for children as also has bumper cars and mini train ride. Lots of miniature detailed Swiss landmarks and buildings that are quite interesting. Not a massive place though so can do in approx 1-1.5 hours. Cost to get in...More

1  Thank lassie64
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Jenna S
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

The park was lovely and cute. We kept our toddler busy by trying to spot all the tiny moving trains, sky rails and buses. A little train took us around the park. The ride was however over in a few minutes. Unfortunately , as lovely...More

1  Thank Swissmami
Reviewed August 12, 2017

We were visiting Lugano for a day trip given it was raining in Lucerne (one of the joys of having a swiss pass.. you can just hop on a train and go where the weather is better). The place has all the beautiful spots in...More

Thank Ash2501
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 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 July 1, 2017

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
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January 22, 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
November 18, 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!
April 18, 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.