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Lindt’s incredible new museum features the world’s tallest freestanding chocolate fountain

This new museum is sure to hit the sweet spot with chocolate lovers.

Called Lindt Home of Chocolate, it is dedicated to the Swiss chocolate brand – and has the world’s tallest free-standing chocolate fountain.

It also features interactive exhibits, the world’s largest Lindt store, and a chocolate shop, where visitors can create their own sweet treats.

Inside the Lindt Home of Chocolate museum in Zurich, which features the world's largest free-standing chocolate fountain. It is 9 meters high

Inside the Lindt Home of Chocolate museum in Zurich, which features the world’s largest free-standing chocolate fountain. It is 9 meters high

The fountain, in the building's atrium, was officially unveiled by Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, pictured left. It contains 1,500 kg of real chocolate that flows over a giant Lindor ball

The fountain, in the building's atrium, was officially unveiled by Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, pictured left. It contains 1,500 kg of real chocolate that flows over a giant Lindor ball

The fountain, in the building’s atrium, was officially unveiled by Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, pictured left. It contains 1,500 kg of real chocolate that flows over a giant Lindor ball

Smashing guest: Tennis star Roger Federer is considering a giant Lindt chocolate

Smashing guest: Tennis star Roger Federer is considering a giant Lindt chocolate

Smashing guest: Tennis star Roger Federer is considering a giant Lindt chocolate

Lindt Home of Chocolate, which cost 100 million Swiss francs (£ 84.5 million) to build, opened in Zurich earlier this week, with the 30-foot-high freestanding chocolate fountain officially unveiled by Swiss tennis player Roger Federer.

Described as the ‘only one of its kind’, the fountain holds 1500kg of real chocolate flowing over a giant Lindor ball.

Lindt says that to make this possible, ‘pipes with a total length of 94 meters (308 ft) were laid in the chocolate fountain, which is exactly 9.3 meters (30.5 ft) high.’

The building’s interactive exhibit covers 1,500 square meters (16,145 square feet). Here, according to Lindt, visitors can get acquainted with ‘the cultivation of cocoa, the history of chocolate, Swiss chocolate pioneers and chocolate production’.

The museum, which cost 100 million Swiss francs (£ 84.5 million) to build, opened earlier this week

The museum, which cost 100 million Swiss francs (£ 84.5 million) to build, opened earlier this week

The museum, which cost 100 million Swiss francs (£ 84.5 million) to build, opened earlier this week

In the museum's Chocolateria, where visitors can create their own sweet treats as a souvenir or gift

In the museum's Chocolateria, where visitors can create their own sweet treats as a souvenir or gift

In the museum’s Chocolateria, where visitors can create their own sweet treats as a souvenir or gift

The museum houses the largest Lindt store in the world, in the photo, with an area of ​​500 square meters

The museum houses the largest Lindt store in the world, in the photo, with an area of ​​500 square meters

The museum houses the largest Lindt store in the world, in the photo, with an area of ​​500 square meters

Lindt Home of Chocolate has the very first Lindt cafe in Switzerland, pictured. It is hoped that the museum will attract 350,000 visitors from around the world every year

Lindt Home of Chocolate has the very first Lindt cafe in Switzerland, pictured. It is hoped that the museum will attract 350,000 visitors from around the world every year

Lindt Home of Chocolate has the very first Lindt cafe in Switzerland, pictured. It is hoped that the museum will attract 350,000 visitors from around the world every year

At the end of the exhibition, the ‘Chocolate Heaven’ tasting room awaits, where guests can enjoy ‘endless fine Lindt creations’.

At the Chocolateria, Lindt’s ‘master chocolatiers’ are on hand to help visitors create chocolate souvenirs and gifts.

And not only does the museum house the largest Lindt store in the world, covering an area of ​​500 square meters (5,381 square feet), it also has Switzerland’s first Lindt café.

In addition, the Lindt Home of Chocolate has a research facility where “professionals can develop recipes on a small scale and simulate the optimization of production sequences and process technologies – factors important to the chocolate industry in general”.

The building's interactive exhibit on chocolate and how it is made, depicted, covers 1,500 square feet

The building's interactive exhibit on chocolate and how it is made, depicted, covers 1,500 square feet

The building’s interactive exhibition on chocolate and how it is made, in the photo, covers 1,500 square meters

The exhibition informs visitors about 'the cultivation of cocoa, the history of chocolate, Swiss chocolate pioneers and chocolate production'

The exhibition informs visitors about 'the cultivation of cocoa, the history of chocolate, Swiss chocolate pioneers and chocolate production'

The exhibition informs visitors about ‘the cultivation of cocoa, the history of chocolate, Swiss chocolate pioneers and chocolate production’

The construction of the museum building took just under three years and, according to Lindt, has a 'distinctive design'. Pictured is part of the interactive exhibition

The construction of the museum building took just under three years and, according to Lindt, has a 'distinctive design'. Pictured is part of the interactive exhibition

The construction of the museum building took just under three years and, according to Lindt, has a ‘distinctive design’. Pictured is part of the interactive exhibition

Another part of the exhibition. Ernst Tanner, President of the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation, said: 'The Lindt Home of Chocolate will play an important role in securing Switzerland's long-term position as a chocolate country'

Another part of the exhibition. Ernst Tanner, President of the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation, said: 'The Lindt Home of Chocolate will play an important role in securing Switzerland's long-term position as a chocolate country'

Another part of the exhibition. Ernst Tanner, President of the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation, said: ‘The Lindt Home of Chocolate will play an important role in securing Switzerland’s long-term position as a chocolate country’

The construction of the museum building took just under three years and has a ‘distinctive design’ with curved staircases, suspended walkways and imposing skylights in the ceiling, which give the building a special elegance ‘.

It is hoped to attract 350,000 visitors from around the world every year.

Ernst Tanner, President of the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation, said: ‘The Lindt Home of Chocolate will play an important role in securing Switzerland’s long-term position as a chocolate country, and will also contribute to the transfer of knowledge about the whole world. industry.’

Entry starts from 15 Swiss francs (£ 12) for adults and 10 Swiss francs (£ 8.50) for children eight years and older.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office currently advises against all non-essential travel to Switzerland.

Entry to the Lindt Home of Chocolate starts from 15 Swiss Francs (£ 12) for adults and 10 Swiss Francs (£ 8.50) for children eight years and older

Entry to the Lindt Home of Chocolate starts from 15 Swiss Francs (£ 12) for adults and 10 Swiss Francs (£ 8.50) for children eight years and older

Entry to the Lindt Home of Chocolate starts from 15 Swiss Francs (£ 12) for adults and 10 Swiss Francs (£ 8.50) for children eight years and older

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