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Swissminiatur was inaugurated on 6th June 1959 and celebrated its 50 year anniversary in 2009. It is an open-air miniature park located in Melide, on the shore of Lake Lugano, in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. The park is surrounded by mountains like Monte Generoso, Monte San Salvatore and Monte San Giorgio.

There are more than 120 models at scale of 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. It is fascinating to watch the variety of trains that run along the tracks, cross bridges and stop by at stations. Boats are also in motion on the lakes, cable cars and funiculars go up and down the mountains and cars move along the highway.

For garden lovers, the whole park is beautifully decorated with a selection of 1,500 different plants and over 15,000 flowers.

The park offers a gift shop as well as a playground with coin operated rides for children. The self–service restaurant serves local, Italian, authentic Chinese and Indian cuisine. It can also accommodate large groups.


1 day admission.


Guest must provide own transportation to and from attraction.

Hours of operation

OPEN DAILY: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. March 15, 2014 until October 26, 2014.

Location Via Cantonale, 6815 Melide-Switzerland.


Via Cantonale, 6815 Melide-Switzerland.

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Via Cantonale, 6815 Melide-Switzerland Martigny , Martigny, Switzerland


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