If you watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and thought you would do anything to get your chocolate stained fingers on one of those golden tickets, then you might want to book a ticket to Zurich (for whenever it’s safe to travel again, of course). Lindt, the Switzerland-based artisans behind some of the most cherished chocolate in the world, is opening a paradise for chocolate lovers on September 13, 2020.
The Lindt House of Chocolate will showcase the history of Swiss chocolate, illuminating how the company’s legendary chocolate is produced. The House of Chocolate incorporates an interactive museum, which will tell the story of not just Lindt, but the many iconic Swiss chocolate makers, and will offer visitors a tour of “seven chocolate worlds.”
The House of Chocolate will feature many other attractions for guests: The Lindt Chocolateria will offer chocolate making classes, for instance, and the building will also be home to the “world’s largest Lindt chocolate shop.” Guests will also be able to get an inside look at the Lindt chocolate production at the in-house research facility. Perhaps the most exciting feature of The House of Chocolate, however, is the chocolate fountain, which Lindt claims is the world’s tallest, at 9 meters (around 30 feet) high.
The building’s design is modeled after the Lindt and Sprüngli factory, first erected in the 19th century and now considered a historic landmark. The first Lindt chocolate shop opened around the same time, in 1845. Since then, Lindt chocolate has become available all over the world and will no doubt attract legions of tourists to its new chocolate shrine.
If you want to take a mini tour of the soon to be opened structure, check out this video.