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All things chocolate!

Switzerland and chocolate is a long love affair. The country became a big player in the chocolate manufacturing as early as 1845 when the Sprüngli family opened the first chocolate factory. Nowadays there are many other companies to rival Sprüngli and luckily for us several are based right here in or around Luzern.

Of course with the restrictions due to the pandemic many events such as egg decorating and tours may be cancelled, however we wanted to share with you what you can still visit and enjoy!

The Swiss Museum of Transport teamed with Lindt to offer a really cool chocolate adventure, where you are literally whisked through a storytelling ride about chocolate. Tickets start at CHF 16.-

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Now known as Heidi Chocolate, Schönenberger’s chocolate continue to be produced and you can taste them as well as buy moulds in their store in Lucerne,

 

Aeschbach Chocolatier have their factory in Root and offer an interactive tour of their Choco World.  Prices are CHF 15.- for adults, CHF 8.- for children 6 and up (free for younger children).

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Max Chocolatier is a boutique chocolate shop. They produce a small amount of exquisite chocolates found on the Schweizerhofquai 2.

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Confiserie Bachmann is not to be overlooked. This famous bakery makes a myriad of truffles and other chocolates and their shops are found all over town. If you can brave the tourists the Bachmann shop on Schwanenplatz has a cool chocolate wall. This year they are offering an assortment of vegan chocolates.

 

Läderach Chocolatier has been making chocolates since 1962 in Glarus, they recently opened two shops in Luzern.

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If you don’t mind travelling a bit then Maison Cailler also has a great factory tour near Charmey.

 

And, of course, we cannot forget Lindt’s Chocolateria tour near Zürich in Kilchberg. This is an extremely popular tour so be sure to book in advance!

There really is no excuse to not indulge in some chocolate with so much choice around! Enjoy in moderation!

charlie.hartmann@livinginluzern.swiss

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.

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