If you want to have an overview of Switzerland and spend a nice time in a wonderful region, do not miss Swissminiatur, an exciting place and a must see attraction for everyone visiting this beautiful country. Swissminiatur inaugurated on 6th June 1959 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, which has been declared UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. On a surface of 14,000 m2 visitors can admire more than 120 models at a scale 1:25 representing the most important buildings and monuments in Switzerland. A 3,560m long model railway with 18 trains runs through the park. It is fascinating to watch the variety of Toy Trains that run along the tracks, cross bridges and stop by at stations. Boats are in motion on the lakes, cable cars and funiculars go up and down the mountains, small toy cars move on the highway. For garden lovers, the whole park is beautifully decorated with a selection of 1,500 different plants and over 15,000 flowers.
We have several coin operated rides for children. The self-service restaurant offers local, Swiss, Italian, authentic Chinese and Indian cuisine. It can also accommodate large groups.