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Brè s/Lugano

From majestic Monte Brè to miniature Swiss marvels

Lugano – Monte Brè – Swissminiatur

From Cassarate, take the Monte Brè funicular and head to the panoramic mountaintop, from where a short walk takes you to the village of Brè. Back in Cassarate, walk to Parco Ciani for a picnic on the lakeshore while you wait for the boat from Lugano to Melide. Here you can visit Swissminiatur, an open-air museum representing Switzerland in miniature.


The ideal program:


  • Funicular to the summit of Monte Brè
  • Walk through the village of Brè
  • Funicular to Cassarate
  • Walk along the lakeside and picnic at Parco Ciani


  • Boat from Lugano to Melide
  • Visit of the village of Melide and the Swissminiatur theme park

Not to be missed:

  • Wilhelm Schmid Museum
  • Lugano city centre and lakeside
  • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
  • Lido of Melide (summer)
  • Melide playground

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  1. Contact

    Lugano Region tourist office
    Piazza della Riforma
    6979 Brè s/Lugano
    +41 58 220 65 00