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

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Joleesa N
Atlanta, Georgia
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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 26 September 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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 17 August 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

It was quite an experience. The details in the miniatures is very impressive. Kids enjoy it as much as adults.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Wonderful highlights of Switzerland, most of which are very well made. Unfortunately, due to being exposed to the elements wear and tear is quite evident and many exhibits require restoration. Probably for this reason the price is also quite high. It was rather hard to find a parking spot

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