Lindt Home of Chocolate – a unique vision takes shape

The building of Lindt’s Home of Chocolate marks a major milestone in the Swiss chocolate history. Founded in 2013, the charitable Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation is funding and realising this major project on Lindt & Sprüngli’s factory premises at Schokoladenplatz 1 in Kilchberg, Switzerland. 

Discover the Lindt Home of Chocolate Film:

Exterior view of the Lindt & Sprüngli Factory within the new setting with the Lindt Home of Chocolate.
Ernst Tanner, President of the Lindt Chocolate Compentence Foundation, filled the time capsules with Lindt & Sprüngli symbols from the past and present.
Entrance of the Lindt Home of Chocolate which will measure 20 000 m2 in total.

The plans for the multifunctional building were drawn up by Basel-based architects Christ & Gantenbein. The modern design presents a striking counterbalance to the historical Lindt & Sprüngli factory building from 1899 and fits perfectly into the existing surroundings in Kilchberg. 

The visionary construction project at Lindt & Sprüngli's headquarters in Kilchberg has the aim of contributing towards the future of Switzerland as a business location for chocolate for the long-term. At the same time continuing the pioneering work of the former company founders. With their spirit of invention and business sense, the pioneers made Swiss chocolate famous across the world and embedded it into the national identity. 

Lindt’s Home of Chocolate will boost a multi-media and interactive exhibition, a research facility and show production. Furthermore, the world's largest Lindt chocolate shop, a Lindt café and a Lindt Chocolateria for chocolate courses. A special highlight, however, is the world's largest chocolate fountain in the entrance area which is 8 metres tall. Located in close vicinity and with ideal transport links to Zurich, the new Lindt Home of Chocolate is set to become an attractive day-trip destination for chocolate fans from Switzerland and abroad. 

Chocolateria Chocolateria Chocolateria The Lindt Home of Chocolate will feature a Chocolateria for up to 60 participants.
 8 meters  8 meters 8 meters The Lindor Chocolate Fountain in the entrance is 8 meters tall, making it the largest of its kind in the world.
500 m2 500 m2 500 m2 The world’s largest Lindt Chocolate Shop measures 500 m2.

Interactive Exhibition featuring 7 Chocolate Worlds

Entrance to the interactive exhibition which compromises of seven different chocolate worlds.

The interactive exhibition at the Lindt Home of Chocolate invites visitors on a journey to discover the origins of cocoa.

One part of the interactive exhibition concentrates on Swiss Pioneers who shaped the chocolate industry in Switzerland.

The special visitor highlight of the exhibition is the Pralines Tasting Room.

The Lindt Home of Chocolate will feature a research facility for cooperation projects with universities.

Impressions of the current construction progress:

Lower level of the future Lindt Home of Chocolate.
Entrance area of the Lindt Home of Chocolate.
View from Schoorenstrasse, Kilchberg on the Lindt Home of Chocolate.

Timeline of the visionary project which will open its doors to visitors at Schokoladenplatz 1 in Kilchberg in 2020:

The Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation would like to express their sincere thanks to all partners for the realization of this unique project in Kilchberg, Switzerland. 

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