Lindt Home of Chocolate Has the World's Largest Chocolate Fountain
If you ever watched "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," lamenting that such a magical place didn't exist, get ready for a pleasant surprise. The Lindt Home of Chocolate in Zürich may not have everlasting gobstoppers, but it's still pure paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth.
The Lindt Home of Chocolate takes guests on a journey with an interactive museum bringing them through "the world of chocolate." From cultivation to production, the cocoa bean that gifts the world with chocolate is the star of the story. The exhibits will also teach visitors about the history of Swiss chocolate making, teaching them not only about Lindt, but also its famous predecessors.
The Home of Chocolate also features several other attractions to keep chocolate lovers busy. At the Lindt chocolateria, for example, guests can create their own tasty confections during a chocolate-making class, while the research facility allows an inside look at the Lindt production process. And a Lindt cafe is available to cleanse the palate and refuel for more exploring.
Unlike at Willy Wonka's factory, guests here are encouraged to take the candy home, and it's easy, too, considering that the building also houses the world's largest Lindt chocolate shop. While the maze of white, milk, and dark chocolates is impressive, the Lindt Home of Chocolate also boasts another record: the world's largest chocolate fountain. Standing at about 30 ft. tall, this show-stopping fountain beats out the previous record-holder by just a few feet. It's also the centerpiece greeting guests at the entrance, setting the tone for the chocolaty experience ahead.
The Lindt and Sprüngli factory has sat in Kilchberg, Zürich since 1899. The Lindt Home of Chocolate — a project seven years in the making — was designed to perfectly complement that historic building and serve as a beacon to chocolate lovers everywhere.
Jessica Poitevien is a Travel + Leisure contributor currently based in South Florida, but always on the lookout for the next adventure. Besides traveling, she loves baking, talking to strangers, and taking long walks on the beach. Find her on Instagram.