Modern society offers us the luxuries of enjoying chocolate. The Swiss are famous for chocolate and also proud of it. Therefore, a Swiss vacation must include an indulgence in chocolate if you are a fan. So if you are a chocolate lover, one of the best things to do in Zurich is to go to the Lindt Home of Chocolate. Among the chocolates you’ll find are dark, milk, white, and chocolates mixed with salt, caramel, etc.
The Lindt Home of Chocolate features a nine-meter high chocolate fountain, a chocolate tasting tour within the multimedia museum, chocolate courses, and the world’s largest Lindt chocolate store. It’s the ultimate chocolate destination and a fun adventure for everyone. It is run by the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation.
Here’s what you can expect when you visit Lindt Home of Chocolate.
Visiting the Lindt Home of Chocolate
Lindt Home of Chocolate has been one of Switzerland’s most visited museums since it opened in September 2020. It was opened by brand ambassador and tennis legend Roger Federer and Federal Councilor Ueli Maurer, together with President Ernst Tanner. Kilchberg’s Lindt & Sprüngli Factory Building is right next door.
You should start by buying your tickets for Lindt Home of Chocolate online. A lot of visitors go to the Lindt Home of Chocolate and there are limited slots per hour. So it’s a good idea to book your slot in advance, preferably a day early.
Once you’ve picked your time, you’ve got 30 minutes to get in. For example, if you book at 10:00 AM, try to get there between 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Just keep that in mind when you book.
Lindt’s 9-Meter High Chocolate Fountain
The moment you walk in, you’re greeted with a giant chocolate fountain pouring heavenly chocolate. The 9.3-meter-high chocolate fountain is definitely one of the highlights and social media stars of the Lindt Home of Chocolate.
The chocolate fountain weighs three tons, has 94 meters of piping, and circulates 1,500 liters of chocolate, or 1 kilogram per second.
It won’t be possible to touch the chocolate fountain, but there will be plenty of opportunities to try chocolates later in the tour.
The Lindt Home of Chocolate Tour
The chocolate tour starts on the right after you go up the stairs. Scan your ticket before you go in.
The chocolate tour has an audio guide you can get before you enter. It’s possible to get audio guides in English, German, French, and Italian. You’ll learn more about chocolate’s origins and how it made its way to Europe and Switzerland with the audio guide. The best part is you can go at your own pace.
The Lindt Chocolate museum also offers personal guided tours. The tour lasts 90 minutes and can be booked in English or German. The cost of a personal tour is higher than simply using an audio guide.
Lindt Home of Chocolate: Origins of Chocolate
The Lindt Home of Chocolate is the best place to learn what happens before the chocolate is made. How and where is chocolate harvested? Where do cocoa trees grow? You’ll get to know the chocolate story during this in-depth tour.
During the tour, you’ll learn about cocoa trees and how it’s harvested. In the next section, you are introduced to the history of chocolate in Mesoamerica, through Europe, and into our modern-day lives. Discover the Swiss chocolate pioneers and how chocolate became a Swiss staple.
You’ll get to see exactly how chocolate is processed and prepared at the end in the technical unit.
Lindt Home of Chocolate Tasting Area
Probably the best part of visiting Lindt Home of Chocolate is tasting the chocolate. Among the chocolates you’ll find are dark, milk, white, and chocolates mixed with salt, caramel, etc. There are many different varieties to test here.
Dark, milk and white chocolate will flow from three chocolate fountains. Pick a plastic spoon and pull the faucet to get a drip of chocolate. Pre-made chocolate bars are also available from the other containers. You can get a slice if you want.
You can also get Lindor chocolate balls in flavors like Milk Chocolate, Strawberries and Cream, White, and Salted Caramel.
Lindt Home of Chocolate: A Fun Destination near Zurich
The Lindt Home of Chocolate is a fun destination for all ages, especially in and around Zurich. Here is a quick summary of what you can expect at Lindt Home of Chocolate:
- Chocolate tour with an audio guide or a personal guide
- Nine-meter-high chocolate fountain
- Biggest Lindt Chocolate Shop in the World (500 m2)
- Chocolate courses (Truffle, Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Lollipops, Chocolate Figures, Pralines)
How to Get to Lindt Home of Chocolate
Lindt Home of Chocolate is very easy to reach from Zurich. You will just have to take the S8 train going to Pfäffikon SZ and get off the train in Kilchberg ZH. From the Kilchberg ZH train station, you can either walk to Lindt Home of Chocolate or take the bus that goes directly beside it.
|Address||Schokoladenplatz 1, |
|By Bus||Kilchberg ZH, Lindt & Sprüngli|
|By Train||Kilchberg ZH (10-minute walk away)|
Final Thoughts: Lindt Home of Chocolate
There’s no doubt the chocolate tour is a fascinating, once-in-a-lifetime experience for kids and chocolate lovers. There are also chocolate courses and tours you can do if you’re a bigger group
I highly recommend it, especially for chocolate lovers or when it’s raining. Enjoy!