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Swissminiatur presents important Swiss buildings, monuments, and sites in miniature. Built in 1959, the mini open-air park sits on the shore of Lake Lugano in Switzerland's Italian-speaking region. Covering an area of 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres), over 120 models of Swiss sites are displayed at a scale of 1:25. The park features moving attractions, including a 3,560 m (11,680 ft) model railway with 18 miniature trains, several cable cars ascending mountains, boats on lakes, and moving cars on highways. The miniature buildings are interspersed throughout a green park that features 1,500 different species of plants and flowers. Put Swissminiatur on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Melide trip planner.
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I already was here's a child. It seemed to be the same but it's always a nice experience to go here and see all the nice places of Switzerland especially since I know most of the original...
I already was here's a child. It seemed to be the same but it's always a nice experience to go here and see all the nice places of Switzerland especially since I know most of the original... more »
If you have a limited time in Switzerland, and by chance you are in Lugano, make sure you stop by at Swissminiatur. You can have a preview of Switzerland for a short time. The miniatures are quite...
If you have a limited time in Switzerland, and by chance you are in Lugano, make sure you stop by at Swissminiatur. You can have a preview of Switzerland for a short time. The miniatures are quite... more »
Swissminiature is not as the pictures suggests. It is surrounded by a very busy road and apartments, cranes etc.. Although most miniatures are nice, somehow it just feels all wrong due to the...
Swissminiature is not as the pictures suggests. It is surrounded by a very busy road and apartments, cranes etc.. Although most miniatures are nice, somehow it just feels all wrong due to the... more »
Well organized, interesting and entertaining for children and adults. Cool to see familiar and not familiar places in Switzerland in miniature form. All is done with great detail and well maintained. There are some food and play options. The place is easy to reach by car (parking is not huge) or public transport.
Beautiful park, to enjoy alone, in couple or with the family. It costs 19 chf for the adults, has good parking, and offers an unbelievable view of the Swiss. It looks real. It is possible to walk through the miniatures , eating in the food area, sitting and relaxing, and ,within extra of 2 euros, going around the park by the small electric train. Really really suggested.
Great place for a whole family to visit. The park is not too big, just right to see all and still enjoy. Fantastic job was done to re-create all building s, landscapes, cars, trains, buses, cable cars. Easter egg hunt was a nice bonus for children :)
Still an amazing place to go with kids to see many swiss castles, houses, trains etc. Quality and upkeep of the models are of top quality. Great to take pictures and see the difference in swiss building styles as well.
It has an amazing life in it, everything is moving, the trains the cars, the ships, the elevators. The flowers and greenery are beautiful. It is very expensive but once you are near this place you should take a visit. The pictures and videos can not give the energy which is there in real life. The small building are very detailed, everyone has some story in it which gives even more life to the whole picture. It is amazing.😁
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