Swissminiatur

Swissminiatur, Melide: Hours, Address, Swissminiatur Reviews: 4/5

Swissminiatur
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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JM
Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands30 contributions
Totally wrong
Sep 2021
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 surroundings. On top of that they have at several places in the park speakers from which comes a very loud radio station. If it had been some atmosferic music I could understand, but a radio station? And it was unavoidable and gave me a terrible headache. When exiting the park I wanted to complaim about the loud noise, after all we paid almost Eur 40,- for 2 persons. I asked them about why it needs to be a radio station and they told me because they had a deal with this station. What ...... !!!!!???
Then the lady took a chocolate bar from the tray in front of her and offered it as some kind of compensation. Her reaction and gestures were so very offesive. ...
Written 1 October 2021
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hvarcegovac
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates142 contributions
Good visit, but pick your time... very little shade there.
Jun 2021
This is a great little place to visit and it's a lot of fun for pre-school kids who find a lot of the stuff very entertaining.

Two key things to keep in mind... try not to go mid-day during the summer months because it can get really hot and there is little shade there to protect you... and second thing... don't have food in there because compared to most of the other street food places that we had in Italy and Switzerland... this wasn't that good at all.
Written 30 August 2021
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piyopiyo13
New York City, NY44 contributions
Pricey, but time well spent with the kids
Jul 2021
My two daughters, aged 5 and 6, and I spent 2-3 hours here. The younger one especially loves trains and things that go, so this was a hit for her. The admission price was a bit expensive, and some of the exhibits were a bit of a letdown (Zurich airport looked like someone just tossed some planes haphazardly onto a tarmac), or were broken. The girls did love following the trains across the park to see where they would go.

We grabbed lunch at the cafeteria, which had a very limited menu. I got each of us a bratwurst for 8 CHF each. Expensive, but at least the bratwursts were huge. I could barely finish one myself and the girls each only managed to finish about half of theirs before feeding the rest to the sparrows.

Near the exit there's also a small arcade, a bumper boat ride, and a miniature train that the kids can ride on around the entire park, all for an additional fee, of course. My girls couldn't get enough of the bumper boat ride.

All in all, pricey, especially given the exchange rate, but it was time well spent with the girls.
Written 6 August 2021
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LHH-ZH
Zurich, Switzerland16 contributions
A “miniature” experience for maximum price
Aug 2021 • Family
We visited Miniature Switzerland while travelling around Lugano area. While the park and the models are really great and well maintained, it’s all a little boring, not worth the money and definitely not worth a dedicated trip. Even though we live in Switzerland and know most of the places/monuments, we did not find the park very interesting.
Written 6 August 2021
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Chri G
Bern, Switzerland78 contributions
Disappointing
May 2021 • Couples
Many of the objects are not up to date. The price is ridiculous high for a 30min walk through puppet houses of the most famous swiss monuments. Very disappointing.
Written 14 June 2021
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EZ7
Zurich, Switzerland267 contributions
Nice place to see and get inspired
Apr 2021 • Family
Nice place where to spend 3-4 hours and get ideas of what to visit in Switzerland. Full of attractions for kids (train, swim cars, etc.). Price per adult CHF18. 30% discount with Ticino card
Written 4 May 2021
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Tibor M
Geneva, Switzerland167 contributions
Very nice
Apr 2021
Amazing attention to details, I can say some of the miniatures looked better than the original :-). Including running trains and boats! A very nice way to see most Swiss landmarks in a short hour. I agree with another reviewer that having the landmark name and location visible on the spot (instead of a number) would help, however the App does offer further interesting details so in the end is not very bothering.
I highly recommend !
Written 12 April 2021
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superkrol4iha
Villeneuve, Switzerland192 contributions
Nice walk
Oct 2020
Nice option for a short walk outside. Our 6 years old liked it for being so small, for adults was intersting to see other potential stops for journey around Switzerland. I would find it more helpful if the places would have names right on the signs instead of searching for them in the app.
Written 25 October 2020
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FamilyPat
134 contributions
Wet day but kids loved it
Despite the fact it was pouring with rain the kids loved it. It was fun being reminded of the places we had been in Switzerland and also for the adults thinking of all the places we had not yet done that we should do!
Written 23 October 2020
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Nidhish
Canton of Zug, Switzerland129 contributions
Simply Amazing
Oct 2020
This park is a must if you are visiting Lugano with young children. This place provides exactly what its named for, i.e. the highlights of all important places/Touristic place of each canton of Switzerland. My son thoroughly enjoyed the trip and did not wanted to come out of the park.
Written 9 October 2020
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