Recently, we took my in-laws to the Lindt Home for Chocolate where we did the self-guided chocolate tour. Although my son works at the Lindt factory, this was my first time going to the Lindt Home of Chocolate. I am very certain, though, it won’t be my last. I will definitely be recommending this fun, informative, and tasty tour to all of my guests.Detail Summary
|Lindt Home of Chocolate
Schokoladen Platz 1, Kilchberg
Canton Zürich, Switzerland
|Zürich HB -> Kilchberg ZH, Lindt+ Sprungli – 20 mins
|Schokoladen Platz 1, Kilchberg (15 minutes or so from Zürich)
Parking in underground lot.
|Self-Guided Chocolate Tour
Guided tours and chocolate making classes are also available
Adult – 15 CHF
Children (age 8 -15) – 10 CHF
Children (age 0 – 7) – Free
We did the self-guided tour for individuals. We bought our tickets on-line, so after arriving at the Home of Chocolate, we just followed the sign to the chocolate tour. Of course, we admired the giant chocolate fountain first. I’ve heard that it is the largest chocolate fountain in the world. Audio guides for the tour can be picked up at the bottom of the stairs before heading up to the tour.
The tour has exhibits on chocolate production, the history of chocolate in general, and the specific history of Swiss chocolate (and not just that of the Lindt brand). There is also a display of the chocolate production facilities in miniature and a view into an area with real machines. We were on the tour between Christmas and New Years, when the machines get a deep-cleaning and are re-tooled for new chocolate creations, so unfortunately, we did not get to see the machines in action.
The tour also has several chocolate tasting areas, including the chocolate fountain in picture one. We are all dark chocolate fans.
Of course, no chocolate tour is complete without a visit to the gift shop.
Note: Even though my son works for Lindt, this was not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.