Small, unique, and breathtakingly beautiful: that's our Switzerland. But these attributes also apply to Smilestones. Located close to the largest waterfall in Europe, the Rhine Falls, our country’s biggest in-door miniature world is being built on an area covering seven tennis courts. On November 24th, 2018, the first section will open, leading from Säntis to the Rhine Falls.
But not only model railway fans will be surprised and excited once 1,000 metres of railway tracks, 80 trains and more than 15,000 figures showcase Switzerland from an entirely new perspective.
"From the start, our idea was not just to scale down, but to make the most important milestones of our country an experience," says Raphael Meyer, Creative Director and co-founder of Smilestones AG.
There are many things that can only really be understood if one is willing to change one’s perspective. "If you get the opportunity to interactively experience our history, our culture, and our values from a completely new dimension, then you suddenly see our country from an entirely new viewpoint," says Peter Jezler, who is responsible for the dramaturgy of Smilestones AG.
With exceptional meticulousness and attention to detail, the small world continues to grow. Over the next few years, further sections of Swiss milestones will continuously open.
SCALE 1:87 / H0
350 Houses and bridges
1’000 Metres of railway tracks
10’000 Metres of cables
And it continues – we are constantly expanding our facility. You can already be excited about the next sections of mountains and other typically Swiss landscapes. If you want to be the first to know when the time has come in 2019, sign up for our newsletter.
We also hire employees with disabilities and integrate them into the first job market. We are supported by some local companies in doing so.
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WINTER (25th NOVEMBER 2018 – 15th 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 (16th APRIL 2019 – 31th OCTOBER 2019)
Open daily from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
To avoid waiting times, we recommend buying a ticket online.
ADULTSfrom 16 years19.00
CHILDRENaged 6–15 years
free up until the age of 612.00
FAMILY PACKAGE2 adults, children under 16 years58.00
GROUPS (FROM 10 PEOPLE)Adults (from 16 years)
Children (6–15 years)16.00
For every 10 school pupils, one accompanying person goes free
Prices in CHF per person, incl. VAT15.00
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We would be glad to send you an individual quotation. More information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Follow live the making of the second stage.
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Contact address & responsible body for the content
CH-8212 Neuhausen am Rheinfall
Phone +41 52 674 70 70