From India, England or the US, the Lindt Home of Chocolate is part of every traveler’s itinerary
By Rupali Dean
The Lindt Home of Chocolate has now been open for two years and the owner of the museum, the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation, has already been able to delight over half a million guests.
As tourists increasingly return to Zurich, the Competence Center has seen a large increase in international visitors. Whether from India, England or the United States, the Lindt Home of Chocolate is part of every traveler’s itinerary and the summer months were a great success.
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Slowly, however, the days are getting shorter and the Lindt Home of Chocolate will soon be transformed into a Christmas dream… It’s is also set to sweetening the Christmas season for chocolate lovers. In addition to the weekend activities, the unique Christmas decoration can be admired throughout December, which is wonderful for an Instagram post or a souvenir photo.
A large “augmented reality” Advent calendar in the hall will also provide a fun atmosphere.
Daily Christmas chocolate classes starting the first weekend of Advent: On the first weekend of Advent, Lindt will kick off with its popular Christmas Chocolate Courses.
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In the Christmas special, guests will get creative themselves in real Maître Chocolatier uniforms and make Christmas chocolate creations in the course, which can then be beautifully packaged in a Santa Claus hat to take home.
Santa Claus at the Lindt Home of Chocolate on Dec 3 and 4: On the second weekend of Advent, Santa Claus will be at the Lindt Home of Chocolate. All children who meet him and recite a Santa Claus saying will receive a Lindt chocolate Santa from Santa Claus himself. You can take your own souvenir photos for the family album.
Teddy Hunt on the second Advent weekend: Did you know that there are several other teddy bears hiding in the Lindt Home of Chocolate (besides the chocolate ones)?
All children who would like to go on the hunt on Dec 10 or 11 will receive a map at the Welcome Desk on which they can mark the teddy locations after a successful search. By handing in the complete plan at the Lindt Home of Chocolate store, each child will receive a Christmas chocolate gift.
Christmas Jumper Day on Dec 17-18: On the third weekend of Advent, things will get colorful at the Lindt Home of Chocolate. All visitors who book a Choco Deluxe tour on this day will receive a Christmas Jumper as a gift. Of course, all employees of the Lindt Home of Chocolate will also be wearing the Christmas attire.
Do check it out, if not for a weekend activity, then for the chocolate square.
(Rupali Dean is a food and travel writer based out of India)
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