CHOCOLATE fans should book a trip to Zurich as Lindt opens the largest chocolate museum in the world – complete with a 30ft chocolate fountain.

The 65,000-square-foot Lindt Home of Chocolate museum has interactive exhibitions, the world’s largest Lindt chocolate shop, and a ‘Chocolateria’ to create your own inventions.

The world's biggest chocolate museum has opened in Switzerland

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The world’s biggest chocolate museum has opened in SwitzerlandCredit: KEYSTONE

The museum, which was opened yesterday by tennis champion Roger Federer, welcomes guests with the largest chocolate fountain which has more than 1,500kg of real melted chocolate flow over a giant Lindor ball.

Also inside will be a Lindt cafe and tasting room called ‘Chocolate Heaven’, with specialities including a chilli and Tabasco hot chocolate as well savoury options including salads, toasties and quiches.

Guests will be able to learn about the history of the chocolate brand – according to the website: “Join us as we travel to Central America to discover the secrets of chocolate dating back thousands of years.

“Witness Spanish explorers bringing the exotic drink back to the royal courts of Europe – and how it gradually conquers the rest of the world from there.”

The Lindt museum has cafes, tasting rooms as well as educational programmes inside

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The Lindt museum has cafes, tasting rooms as well as educational programmes insideCredit: KEYSTONE
The cafe will offer both chocolate and non-chocolate food options

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The cafe will offer both chocolate and non-chocolate food optionsCredit: LINDT&SPRÜNGLI
Courses will let you design your own chocolate and learn about the process

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Courses will let you design your own chocolate and learn about the processCredit: LINDT&SPRÜNGLI
You can design your own chocolate bar at the gift shop too

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You can design your own chocolate bar at the gift shop tooCredit: LINDT&SPRÜNGLI

The factory will let visitors watch the process of the Lindt chocolate being created, starting from turning the beans into cocoa liquor, then into liquid chocolate, and finally into bars and pralines.

Before you leave, head to the shop where you can buy the iconic Lindt balls as well as design your own chocolate bar.

Tickets start from 15 francs (£12) for adults and £10 (£8.50) for kids, and you an also book onto guided tours.

Kids under the age of seven can go free.

The only downside is that Switzerland remains on the UK quarantine list, meaning a trip to the Willy Wonka-style attraction will result in a two-week isolation when back in the country.

Lindt has launched its first sharing tin of chocolates for Christmas 2020 with six different flavours inside.

A chocolate factory with a full-size rollercoaster is to be built in the Netherlands by 2024 by ethical chocolate brand Tony’s Chocolonely.

An outlet factory in Brussels owned by Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus lets visitors try as much of the chocolate as they want while there.

A ‘Willy Wonka’ chocolate factory with full-size rollercoaster is to open in Europe in 2024

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