Fun is guaranteed at Swissminiatur in Melide

THE PERFECT MOMENT
  • 23 Luglio - 14.30
  • 25°
  • 279 m
  • Funny

Are you planning a family holiday and looking for something different to do? Swissminiatur in Melide, Ticino, extends over an area of 14,000 m2 and offers a fun, educational and unique experience suitable for all the family. More than 120 models of famous Swiss monuments and a 3,560-m network of miniature railways: all in a single magical place.

You’ll see the amazement on your children’s faces as soon as you enter and they begin to explore the park. Seeing them so excited takes you back to your own childhood, when you were their age and when everything was so big and exciting it felt like a dream. Cars, trains, funicular railways. A Switzerland in miniature just waiting to be discovered. 

“Wow!” exclaims your child, their eyes wide open. “Look mum and dad!” pointing at the Treno Gottardo exiting the tunnel. Swissminiatur is a truly enchanting place! The small models are so realistic they’ll capture the hearts of the youngest visitors immediately. 

There is something for everyone at Swissminiatur in Melide: you can walk the streets of Zurich, climb the Matterhorn or take a trip to Locarno, admiring more than 120 models in 1:25 scale, all featuring meticulous details that will make you feel like you’re really there. 

Swissminiatur, Melide

Swissminiatur, Melide

Swissminiatur, Melide

Swissminiatur, Melide

Miniature of Parliament Building, Swissminiatur

Miniature of Parliament Building, Swissminiatur

Miniature of Lucerne, Swissminiatur

Miniature of Lucerne, Swissminiatur

 Piazza Grande of Locarno in miniature, Swissminiatur

Piazza Grande of Locarno in miniature, Swissminiatur

The games room, Swissminiatur

The games room, Swissminiatur

Miniature of Castelgrande of Bellinzona, Swissminiatur

Miniature of Castelgrande of Bellinzona, Swissminiatur

Swissminiatur, Melide

Swissminiatur, Melide

Swissminiatur, Melide

Swissminiatur, Melide

Swissminiatur, Melide

Swissminiatur, Melide

Swissminiatur, Melide

Swissminiatur, Melide

Lakeside of Bissone

Lakeside of Bissone

Switzerland in miniature, with its famous buildings such as Rapperswil Castle, Chillon Castle and the castles of Bellinzona, the Federal Palace in Bern and Piazza Grande in Locarno, is a real paradise for everyone. The afternoon will pass quickly between one square and the next. The hot summer sun is fortunately not a problem, because there is plenty of shade at Swissminiatur, allowing visitors to explore the park in the cool. 

The park is big and the miniatures are not the only thing that will attract your children’s attention. There’s play equipment too! So after having learned something more about Switzerland, it’s time to have fun in the outdoor “playroom”. And naturally, no outing would be complete without an ice cream! 

In short, it’s a truly wonderful place, planted with more than 1,500 trees and shrubs and over 15,000 flowering plants. You can spend an enjoyable day with the family here without ever getting bored, surrounded by mountains such as Monte Generoso, San Salvatore and Monte San Giorgio. There are loads of things to do at Swissminiatur! Time flies and you’ll soon find that it’s already time to head for the station and go home, but the memory of this wonderful day will stay with you. 

Alfio Martinelli, - archaeologist
Alfio Martinelli,archaeologist
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The Swissminiature workshop is open to the curious. Model restorations and information boards make the visit even more interesting.


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