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Swissminiatur, Melide

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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 »
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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