Tips for a visit to Swissminiatur, the mini version of Switzerland

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Swissminiatur allows you to see many of the famous landmarks in Switzerland within a few hours.

Swissminiatur

Swissminiatur is a small theme park where you can explore the mini version of Switzerland. You can see many of the highlights within a few hours.

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  • Attraction type: culture, museum
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Lugano (Ticino)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

What to expect from Swissminiatur?

You'll walk along miniature versions of historical but also some modern Swiss buildings. Just follow the park route to see the churches, city halls, train stations, cable car stations, airports, harbors and more. There are miniature trains and cable cars as well.

There's also a somewhat bigger train that carries people around the park. The park has a restaurant.

Things to see at Swissminiatur

Some of the highlights:

  • The cathedral in Basel;
  • The cathedral and castle in Neuchâtel;
  • The cathedral in Lausanne;
  • The cathedral in Milan (even though this is not in Switzerland);
  • The castle in Bellinzona;
  • The castle in Thun;
  • The Stockalper palace in Brig.

Preparation

Check the weather forecast to ensure there's no heavy rain. Other than that, any kind of weather is suitable.

Count on spending two hours at least to visit Swissminiatur.

More activities to fill the day

A nice boat trip is a good way to reach Melide.

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