Swissminiature is Switzerland on a smaller scale. There are 120 models of houses, castles and monuments in
the open air, distributed throughout the 14,000 square meter park. The models have been recreated
authentically – with great attention to detail – and are surrounded by thousands of plants and flowers.
The Swiss Miniature in Melide, which was opened in 1959, is the only miniature park in Switzerland. The
detailed and authentic models include well-known sites such as the Heidi Village in Maienfeld, the castles of
Burgdorf and Chillon, the Federal Parliament in Bern, and the Cathedral of Milan, the only model that can also
be viewed from inside. Eighteen model trains travel between the buildings on approximately 3.5 kilometers of
tracks. There are also operating rack-railways, cable cars, suspension railways and ships.