Saturday, 22 April 2017


After our last trip to Melide, I have got an e-mail from one of the readers telling me that I have forgotten about the biggest tourist attraction in the town. Of course, I did not. I simply wanted to give it full attention and a separate post. The Swissminatur park is really worth it! I hope that you will enjoy as much as myself to revisit places we have seen in Switzerland over the last months.

The first image that welcomes us is of course the Oath of Rütli, which we have already seen in the Tell's chappel.

The Chapel itself is obviously also present.

Later on, we will be able to discover all the important landscapes of the country. First the mountains, with the Titlis Rotair, an amazing rotating cable car between Stand (2450 m) and Titlis (3020 m).

And then, Matterhorn.

In between, you will find the Glacier Express.

And not only it looks great. It really moves!

You will of course find in the park all the major Swiss cities. Let's start by the federal city of Bern and the Swiss Parliament.

The Zytglogge is here as well, together with one of the famous Bernese fountains.

Geneva is also present, with its cathedral ...

... and the International Red Cross headquarters.

On the banks of Lake Geneva you will find Chillion castle which we have visited recently.

The lake itself would not look credible without tourist ships cruising around it.

Zurich, as the largest Swiss city, has several sites, including the Frau Munster church ...

... the Town Hall (which is far from being impressive to be honest) ...

... and just behind it (though it is not even close in reality) the Zurich airport called Kloten.

The cathedral in Basel stands apart thanks to its red bricks ...

... and the Town Hall of Schwyz thanks to its square shape and the magnificent decorations on its walls.

Last but not least, the rural areas are also represented, with typical houses from various regions of Switzerland. Some very large ...

... and other rather small.

Look, they even have the house of Heidi, from Johanna Spyri book.

I must say that I was impressed by the attention to details that the authors of the Swissminiatur devoted to their work. All the tourist attractions are surrounded by roads, rivers and tunnels, with tiny little cars or trains.

Some of the trains actually carry cars into tunnels.

Even the miniature fountains are real, spreading the sound of peace and happiness. Let's enjoy it for a last moment.

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