Lindt Opens the World’s Largest Chocolate Museum in Switzerland

It finally happened! No, Willa Wonka isn’t inviting five lucky kids to tour his chocolate factory in hopes of finding someone to take over his empire, BUT if it’s chocolate you desire, then it’s chocolate you shall receive.

In September 2020, world-famous Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company Lindt opened a new chocolate museum: The Lindt Home of Chocolate, located in in Zurich, Switzerland.

There is plenty to discover in the Lindt Home of Chocolate, including the world’s largest chocolate fountain.

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According to the Lindt Home of Chocolate website, this fountain measures over nine meters tall, and drizzles 1,500 liters of chocolate from the golden whisk into the signature Lindor truffle and back again.

Guests are welcome to take their picture with the fountain, so long as you don’t pull an Augustus Gloop!

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You can learn all about the origins of chocolate and how Switzerland became the ultimate chocolate capital, through the museum’s guided tours.

You can choose a self-guided audio tour or join a group tour. Either way, you’ll get to see a real chocolate production line in the pilot plant, which allows you to follow a product every step of the way as it is produced.

And yes, before you ask, OF COURSE you’ll be given a chance to sample some delicious chocolate!

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The museum boasts an inviting cafe, as well as the biggest Lindt chocolate shop in the world.

In the chocolate shop, you can watch a real Lindt Master Chocolatier as they work.

Savor the chocolate masterpieces they create fresh daily, or even have a Lindt Master Chocolatier create an original bar, customized to your taste preferences.

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If the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting your ability to travel and you know you won’t be able to pop on over to Switzerland anytime soon, check out this video in which the Lindt Maître Chocolatier gives professional Swiss tennis player Roger Federer a personal tour. It’s almost like being there yourself!

I want to see that chocolate fountain, but I don’t know if I can promise to keep my hands inside the ride. I wonder how they prevent kids from reaching in? I doubt oompa-loompas are involved, but who knows!

Which part of the Lindt Home of Chocolate museum do you want to experience the most?

Let us know in the comments!