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Address: Via Cantonale, Melide 6815, Switzerland
Phone Number: 4191 640 10 60
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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 bit run down and expensive, but cute

We decided to visit on a whim and weren't disappointed, it really contains all essential buildings in Switzerland in one place. I also thought some parts were a bit tired, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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56 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Swissminiatur is a good place to spend couple of hours with the kids. It is a an open site which you can observe some of the known sites and attractions of switzerland in small scale but highly designed models. Take into account that the site is relativly expensive, consider the fact that it is a small place to visit for... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

A open scenic park with trees and beautiful flowers, gives you overall view of the landmark places of Switzerland. They have a rail tracks laid around the park on which miniature trains run. They have models of 18 different swiss trains including the glacier express which run on these tracks. Apart from the rail tracks they have model of ships... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We decided to visit on a whim and weren't disappointed, it really contains all essential buildings in Switzerland in one place. I also thought some parts were a bit tired, but overall it wasn't that bad. Entrance fee exorbitantly expensive, as everything in Switzerland :) We spent about an hour in a quick stroll as the sun began to set... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Swiss Miniature is an open park in Melide on the shore of Lake Lugano. We took about 2.5 hours from St. Gallen by car . Entry is by paid ticket. A very attractive park and surroundings ,indeed ! There are about 120 models representing the most important buildings, monuments and transport in Switzerland. The most interesting fact is that all... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We were returning to Bellagio, Como from Milan. Oli suggested we visit it. Since it was a short run for us, we did take the time out from our FoxTown outlets (just as well), and made it. All in all a worthwhile educational visit for all. A lot of effort and thought has gone into presenting the entire country in... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I was excited to take my family to the Swissminiatur in Melide, where I had been several times as a child myself. And the kids really loved it, loved seeing the trains going back and forth and all around! However, unfortunately, the whole structure mostly looked the same as it had been when I was a child (30 years ago!).... More 

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Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

For the price you pay, the park could spend more money on an upgrade and repaint. Kids were more interested in the trains but that's not the parks fault. It just feels and looks cheap wiyh things stored away in plain view (inside titlus mountain). I would not go again for the price you pay unless the invest money into... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Only for foreigners who want to see major swiss sites in miniature. But still, the price is too high for what it is. The park is ridiculouly small and pretty run-down. I saw several miniatures in such a bad state that I was ashamed for the direction of the park! The latter does not seem to care unfortunately. So, just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to spend with few hours with young kids. All my three daughters liked the place and felt more excited seeing a minor switzerland

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Thank Mohammed A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

All the way to MELIDE ~ LUGANO from center of the SWITZERLAND was a hectic travel of 5 hours one side. Well could explore the beautiful hills & some unexplored part of the SWISS!!! Frequency of travel is very less! Worth going for once!!!

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