If you've ever wondered what a chocolate-lover's paradise might look like—and where it might be—we've discovered a place that rivals even Willy Wonka's wildest dreams.
On September 13, iconic Swiss chocolate brand Lindt will be opening the doors of the new Lindt Home of Chocolate, a glimmering space entirely dedicated to the history and production of one of Switzerland's most delicious exports. It’s no surprise that Lindt, a brand whose story begins in a confectionary shop in Zurich in 1845, is the one to create this one-of-a-kind attraction. It’s not only a celebration of Lindt’s revolutionary approach to chocolate, but of Swiss culture, too, as Switzerland is famous for its history of chocolate pioneers.
Fittingly located in the lovely Kilchberg suburb of Zurich, the Lindt Home of Chocolate will function as a museum, a Lindt café, a chocolate store, a research facility, and a chocolateria, the interior clocking in at a generous 65,000 square feet of stunning design and decor. The structure was also designed to beautifully compliment the historic Lindt and Sprüngli factory, which dates back to the late 19th century.
As for the building itself, it’s designed by Basel-based firm Christ & Gantenbein and features a stunning, curved exterior and a light, airy interior. Visitors can explore interactive exhibitions to learn about the origins of chocolate, as well as the fascinating production process. Those who wish to take chocolate classes (who wouldn’t?) can head to the chocolateria to make their own creations for the chance to become a Lindt Master Chocolatier in training. And of course, there is ample opportunity to shop at the largest Lindt chocolate shop, and see the biggest chocolate fountain in the entire world—it stands at over 30 feet tall.
Get ready for the chocolate experience of a lifetime. For a mini tour, check out the brand's video here.