• About us
    • Small, unique and breathtakingly beautiful, that's our Switzerland. But these attributes also apply to Smilestones. In the immediate vicinity of the largest waterfall in Europe, the Rhine Falls, the largest indoor miniature world in the country is being built on an area of seven tennis courts.

      After the sensational opening of the first section in November 2018, Smilestones continues its journey, devoting itself fully to something that Switzerland has to offer: the mountains.

      By autumn 2019, the second section which will take us from the lowand to alpine regions, will open. Over the Bernese Alps in the summer season, the contemplative journey continues into the beautiful ski resort of the Grisons Alps. Experience the unique alpine panorama of the mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau comfortably from different perspectives and pleasant temperatures. The ascent of the Matterhorn, as well as countless other exciting and humorous scenes are waiting to be discovered. The reservoirs of the Grimsel region and of course the Gelmerbahn, the Jungfrau Railway and the Zentralbahn can not be missed on a unique tour into the Swiss mountains. And what would Switzerland be without Interlaken with its magnificent altitude trail and the unique Unspunnen Schwingetfest? Watch the skydiver's rapid flight from a completely new and safe perspective and enjoy the mountain air in the beautiful Lauterbrunnen without any equipment.

      Working through each of these new areas to build the finest details is an exciting challenge, and now you can accompany us along this journey. Because we know how much our visitors are not only fascinated by the details and the finished areas, but also have great interest in the development process. In guided tours (during the day up to a maximum of twenty people and outside opening hours also bookable for larger groups), Smilestones offers the opportunity to follow the emergence of the Swiss mountains live and up close. Convince yourself with an informative shoulder glance and maybe also with booking an aperitif for yourself and your group as the Swiss mountains take on more and more shape.

  • General plan
    • The first section stretches over an area of 130 m2 from Säntis to the Rhine Falls.

      General plan

  • Facts
    • 1. Section - from Säntis to the Rhine Falls

      SCALE 1:87 / H0


      350 Houses and bridges

      80 Trains

      400 Cars

      1’000 Metres of railway tracks

      15’000 Figures

      5’000 Lamps

      10’000 Metres of cables

  • Future

      2nd section - «Swiss mountains»

      Opening autumn 2019


      120 m² modelled area

      40 trains (H0 and narrow gauge)

      150 cars, of which 20 self-driving

      150 houses and bridges

      200 meters of railway track

      8’000 figurines

      2020-2023: opening of further sections with an additional 350 m² modelled area

  • Social commitment
    • We also hire employees with disabilities and integrate them into the first job market. We are supported by some local companies in doing so.

      mitschaffe.ch Employment agencies for people with disabilities.
      Inclusion and integration in the first labour market.
      Connect us to employees with disabilities.

      Stiftung Impuls Competence centre for work integration.
      Support us at building houses.

      Altra People with disabilities are the focal point of "altra schaffhausen".
      Helping to create numerous trees.


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  • Opening hours
    • WINTER (25th NOVEMBER 2018 – 18th APRIL 2019)
      Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
      Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
      *last admission 5:30 p.m.

      SUMMER (19th APRIL 2019 – 31th OCTOBER 2019)
      Open daily from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

  • Admission
    • To avoid waiting times, we recommend buying a ticket online.
      ADULTSfrom 16 years19.00
      CHILDRENaged 6–15 years
      free up until the age of 6
      12.00
       


      STUDENTSwith ID17.00
      FAMILY PACKAGE2 adults, children under 16 years58.00
      GROUPS (FROM 10 PEOPLE)Adults (from 16 years)
      Children (6–15 years)
      16.00
      10.00


      SCHOOLS (TUESDAY–FRIDAY)Adults
      Children
      For every 10 school pupils, one accompanying person goes free

      Prices in CHF per person, incl. VAT
      15.00
        9.00








  • Directions
    • Bahn Bus Parkplatz Burgunwiese Parkplatz Rheinfall Parkplatz Schloss Laufen


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
      Be comfortable and visit us by train. The S-Bahn station "Neuhausen Rheinfall" is only 50 metres away. » To the SBB website

      ARRIVAL BY BUS
      Line 1 from Schaffhausen Station in the direction of Neuhausen, Herbstäcker
      Bus stop "Neuhausen Zentrum" » To the SBB website

      ARRIVAL BY CAR
      There are no parking spaces available directly on site.
      Feel free to use the one of the many Rhine Falls’ car parks in the area.

      Parking at the Rhine Falls:
      Rheinfallquai 32, 8212 Neuhausen am Rheinfall - 750 metres on foot
      » To the route planner

      Parking at Burgunwiese:
      Zentralstrasse 101, 8212 Neuhausen am Rheinfall - 650 metres on foot
      » To the route planner

      Parking at Schloss Laufen:
      Schloss Laufen, 8447 Dachsen - 900 metres on foot
      » To the route planner

  • Events
    • Companies, groups and organisations can hold their own events or book guided tours outside of the opening hours.

      We will attend to your culinary needs individually by means of an aperitif or via catering. You will receive an offer suited to your particular wishes.

      enquiry

      Your contact information:

      Further information:


      Download aperitif & event menu

      Preffered Partner

      Hotelbooker The *MICE specialist team of hotelbooker.ch will assist you with bookings for meetings outside of Smilestones and overnight stays (from 10 persons).
      *Meeting, Incentive, Congress, and Events

  • Bistro
    • We offer a selection of delicious food and drinks at fair prices at our bistro.
      From croissants to sandwiches, from warm snacks to cakes – we have everything.


  • Souvenir shop
    • A fantastic selection of souvenirs and typically Swiss products as well as model kits, model trains and cars. Great gifts for your loved ones at home or for yourself.

  • Infrastructure
      1. Accessibility
        Wheelchair users and people with mobility problems are more than welcome. Smilestones is barrier-free, so wheelchair users can see all and move around trouble-free.
      2. Stroller
        We have limited storage space for prams, so we ask our guests to consider this when planning their visit. Diaper changing tables are also provided in the toilets.
      3. Picnic
        «Bring your own» is not allowed at Smilestones, however we do offer simple and cheap meals in our bistro. Benches outside and nearby, with the best view of the Rhine Falls, also allow visitors to eat their brought food.
      4. Free cloakrooms and lockers are located in the entrance area.
      5. Dogs
        Animals are not allowed in the miniature world. Guide dogs are allowed, which have free access.
  • Around Smilestones
  • Sponsoring that’s worth it
    • Smilestones offers companies the opportunity of showcasing themselves to a large audience in a unique way. The presentation possibilities in the miniature world are almost unlimited for companies.

      You and your logo will be showcased here for 5 years

      We would be glad to send you an individual quotation. More information at sponsoring@smilestones.ch

      Your advertisement could be here

  • Become a fan
    • A donation will make you part of the Smilestones miniature world family with your name or logo.

      The locomotives, tank wagons and freight wagons with your name or logo show who is a fan of Smilestones and who contributes to the financing of this idea. The vehicles are exhibited at the entrance of Smilestones and presented to all visitors. A great gift to yourself or for friends and acquaintances.

      Freight wagon

      Tank wagon

      Locomotive

      Download the "fan wagon" flyer

      Order here

      Yes, I would like the chosen wagon at the entrance of Smilestones world:






      Type of marking:









      Send invoice to:

  • Partners and sponsors
    • Bosch EKSH Falken Schaffhauser Kantonalbank Thurbo Schaffhauser Nachrichten reasco Schweiz Ganz Natürlich SIG Areal SIG Trapeze Group Schaffhauser Land Kanton schaffhausen Unterstützt durch NRP KSS Freizeitpark Kambly Rheinfall Gastronomie LOKI Magazin Schwaninger Zirkus Monti 	Item Item IWC Halter Hombergerhaus Cortesi Faller SBB Railaway Fichtelbahn GVS Verkehrsbetriebe Radio Munot Lusso OBI Müller Gleisbau Viessmann Kibri Vollmer Cabema Vögele Shoes Roco Fleischmann Schmid-Schwitter Schmid-Schwitter Clientis Ihre Bank mitschaffe.ch Altra Stiftung Impuls


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