If you want to have an overview of Switzerland and spend a pleasant time in a fantastic region, don't miss Swissminiatur, an exciting place and an attraction for all those who want to visit our country.
Swissminiatur was inaugurated on 6 June 1959 and in 2009 celebrated its first 50 years. It is a miniature outdoor park and is located in Melide, on the shores of Lake Ceresio, in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. The area is surrounded by mountains such as Monte Generoso, San Salvatore and Monte San Giorgio, recently declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Covering an area of 14,000 square meters, visitors can admire over 120 models in 1:25 scale of the most famous buildings and monuments of Switzerland. For model railway enthusiasts, a network of 3'560 m of miniature railways winds through the park. It is fascinating to see the 18 trains run on the tracks, cross bridges and stop at the stations. Boats sail the lakes, cable cars and funiculars rise and fall from the mountains and cars run on the highway.
For garden lovers, the entire park is adorned with 1,500 plants and over 15,000 flowers, while for children various games are available.
By presenting the Melide Card at the entrance of Swissminiatur, entry for domiciled is free and that for tourists is discounted at 20%.