Enter a world of pure imagination at Lindt Home of Chocolate – Switzerland’s brand new chocolate museum and tour.
We know, we know, we’re not flying overseas anytime soon but we’re talking Lindt chocolate here and we all know how much Lindt chocolate we eat so we thought this should be on your radar when planning your next European holiday.
Lindt Home of Chocolate, Willy Wonka-style chocolate museum and tour, is located in Kilchberg, Switzerland. And just like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, you’ll learn all about the history and production of their legendary bars, truffles. and pralines. We’re also hoping that we will learn all of the reasons that we should keep on eating God’s gift to humankind. Fortunately, you won’t need a golden ticket to enter, just a regular one that you can purchase here. [Featured image: @lindthomeofchocolate]
Did we mention that Lindt Home of Chocolate is also home to the highest free-standing chocolate fountain in the entire world? It is a whopping 9.3 metres high and circulates 1,000 litres of liquid chocolate that flows out of a massive hovering wire whisk and into a Lindor ball directly below. It really is a sight for sore eyes.
The museum is designed so that each room will teach you something new and exciting about the cocoa-based sweet treat. You’ll come across a ‘Chocolate History’ room which really does what it says on the tin. Essentially, it will inform you on how the preparation and consumption of the product has changed over the last 5,000 years, using a digitally animated 360-degree round table. If this was a module at university, Lord knows we would’ve taken it.
Subsequently, a room designed in the spitting image of a real chocolate factory will take you through the modern production process, and there are three chocolate fountains that you can dip into (for educational purposes, of course). Finally, ‘Chocolate Heaven’ is where you’ll be able to sample Lindt products – it is a heavenly experience indeed. And if you want a photo to document the wonderful day out, the large Lindt balls hanging from the ceiling actually double up as photo-booths, so it’s multitasking and efficiency at its finest.
While many visitors choose to roam freely, you will have the option of a guided tour with a chocolatier taking you through each room step by step. Or if you want to get your hands dirty, they host a very popular workshop where you can design and produce your own chocolate creation to take home with you.
The Lindt Home of Chocolate is open Monday to Sunday, between 10am and 6pm.
Check their website for more information and to book your tickets.