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Address: Via Cantonale, Melide 6815, Switzerland
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+41 91 640 10 60
09:00 - 18:00
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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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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

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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Gold Coast, Australia
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

If you don't have time to travel throughout Switzerland I guess this is the next best thing. You will see many nice buildings from every corner of Switzerland as well some beautiful trains running throughout the complex.

Thank 1990joe
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 8 years we visited again the swissminiature. Still a nice place to visit but since last time nothing renovated and the buildings are nit in good shape anymore. Needs urgently some renovation and freshness!

Thank marceio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swissminiatur is a tourist mainstay of the Lugano region. The concept is what it says on the box: scale models of prominent buildings from all over Switzerland. Sadly, the models are looking a bit faded and neglected, and 50 francs for parents and one child represents low value for money. The third star is due to my son's smiles--this is,... More 

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After you have visited this place you can summarize what you have visited and what you have missed in Switzerland . This miniature has each important place to be visited in Swiss . Lovely place . Just outside this you have a beautiful lake with a beautiful view jut cannot get off your mind .... I cannot forget this place... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would not do a big journey to visit this place but if you are around and have a spare hour it's ok to visit especially with smaller children. A bit pricey though...

Thank ChristianSuiMex
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 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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260 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 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 

Thank TQ_Travel-Quest
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 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 

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