What would Switzerland and Zurich be without chocolate? Zurich has been producing its world-famous chocolate for 175 years. There are many ways for groups to incorporate this sweet temptation into an event.
Discover the Chocolate Side of Zurich
The Chocolate Indulge Tour in Zurich is a good introduction to the topic. On this specialized tour, participants visit deliciously sweet places in the city and become chocolate connoisseurs at the same time.
Those who prefer a more leisurely pace can opt for a city tour by eTukTuk. While the small, electrically-powered vehicle passes by the tourist sights of the City on the Limmat, passengers can either dip into a chocolate fondue or sample chocolate creations from various manufacturers.
Chocoholics have another opportunity to sample chocolate after a guided tour of the Maestrani chocolate factory. Besides taking a look behind the scenes through the glass walls of the production facility, participants can sample the products to their heart’s content.
Become a Chocolatier Yourself
Groups can make their own chocolate creations under expert supervision during one of the numerous courses on offer. There are chocolate workshops to suit every taste, such as molding chocolate bars, a sweet praline course, the FreshChocolate studio and, depending on the season, making chocolate Easter bunnies or Santa Clauses and winter boots.
The Masterclass in Cheese and Chocolate combines two of Switzerland’s best-known specialties. This workshop turns connoisseurs into experts. Besides a tasting session, participants can have a go at making traditional delicacies themselves.
A Temple for Chocolate Lovers
The eagerly awaited Lindt Home of Chocolate offers a variety of experiences under one roof. They range from the gigantic, eight meter (26 ft) high chocolate fountain in the entrance hall to the world’s largest Lindt chocolate shop, spread over 500 square meters (5,380 sq.ft), and a Lindt café, to the interactive exhibition featuring seven chocolate worlds – including tasting, of course. The Lindt Home of Chocolate will also house a Chocolateria – where groups of up to 60 persons can create their own chocolate artworks under the guidance of a Maître Chocolatier. In addition, there is an auditorium and lounge for corporate events.
Personal Advice and Assistance
Are you planning a team excursion or event in Zurich? The Convention Bureau would be pleased to assist you in organizing your event.