Switzerland is chocolate country! Just like going to a whiskey distillery in Scotland or Ireland, visiting a chocolate adventure park is now a must for locals and tourists alike. Have fun!
Aeschbach chocolate experience in Root
Aeschbach in Root near Lucerne is virtually unknown, but everyone in Switzerland knows the Schoggitaler. Aeschbach has specialized in chocolate promotional material and does it excellently. The park smells wonderfully of chocolate, you learn a lot about cocoa and will be able to create your own chocolate.
The visitor center is lovingly made, and you get a good overview of all Aeschbach can produce in small quantities also.
Descriptions are in German only. but at least there is a small English-language film next to it. Lucerne can be easily reached by train in 15 minutes.
Maestrani's Chocolarium in Flawil
Should your child or grandchild ever ask you: "Hey, how does happiness actually get into chocolate?", then pack up all your family and friends and head over to Flawil at the Chocolarium of Maestrani. This year it is worth visiting several times, as the manufacturer of the popular Munz and Minor celebrates the 170th anniversary with young poster artists from the St. Gallen School of Design.
Cailler in Broc
If you want to know where chocolate comes from, why it became so delicious, the whole story about the Aztecs and the Spanish and French royal families or why chocolate finally became so popular in Switzerland - Maison Cailler is your perfect match. Like a good teacher at school it`s educational mission is fully accomplished.
Feel and touch the ingredients, listen to interviews with local dairy farmers, taste the large Cailler selection - and finish in a shopper`s paradise.
Guided tours are offered in various languages, but you are still able to get an audio guide.
That Maison Cailler is in Broc close to Gruyère – a lovely medieval town, famous for its cheese. So if you want to combine cheese and chocolate, then a day trip worth your while.
Chez Camille Bloch in Courtelary
When you buy a ticket, you get a Schöggeli – it makes your heart smile! And the staff is very friendly!
First the company history is told - how it all began in Berne. Everything lovingly museum. In 3 languages to read and linger for yourself. As sales began, then marketing with commercials. Now it's time for production - first from where which ingredients come, then live production from Ragusa and Torino with tasting. Then again films and touchscreens for transport, social media... At the end shop and restaurant.
Just a nice place for a family outing to Courtelary in the beautiful Swiss Jura. Absolutely worth seeing.
Lindt - Home of Chocolate - Kilchberg near Zurich
Since September 13th, 2020 you can visit Lindt-Home of Chocolate at their headquarters in Kilchberg near Zurich. An enormous variety of the history of cocoa and chocolate, especially Swiss chocolate, characterizes this ultra-modern adventure park. It is really worth seeing and if you take the time, you can easily spend 2 hours here without shopping. Not only the more than 9m high chocolate fountain impresses - treat yourself to the auditorium, the cafeteria or the great shopping - a new excursion destination on Lake Zurich for the whole family. Very friendly staff!
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