Chocolate is a food from heaven. This confectionery is available in a variety of colors, shapes and flavors. Chocolate is a beloved treat linked to positive emotions like longing, happiness, and contentment. No wonder there are so many chocolate lovers in the world! The love for chocolate is so great; many tourist attractions around the world are dedicated to chocolate. So chocolate lovers should pack their bags: these nine destinations have been made for travelers passionate about chocolate!
9 Hersheypark (Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA)
Impossible to omit Hersheypark from a list dedicated to chocolate. Lovers of all things chocolate need to book a vacation in Hershey, Pennsylvania, birthplace of famous Hershey’s chocolate! The city has a dedicated hotel with a luxurious chocolate spa, as well as Hersheyland, perfect for the whole family. Experience the thrill of riding the park’s roller coaster and then grab a bite to eat, whether it’s a burger (drizzled with chocolate sauce) or a hot chocolate fudge sundae.
8 Cailler House (Broc, Switzerland)
Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made? While a river of chocolate is pure fiction, a real chocolate factory exists in La Gruyère. La Maison Cailler is a must visit in Broc, chocolate creator since 1898 with farm-fresh local milk. Take a tour (which lasts approx. 60 to 90 minutes) to learn more about the history of the Cailler family. Visitors will also learn (and see) how chocolate is made at the production site, followed by a tasting of Cailler chocolate samples. Inspired tourists can also make their own chocolate bars at Maison Cailler!
seven Halloren Schokoladenmuseum (Halloren Chocolate Factory) (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Chocolate lovers should venture to Halle and visit Germany’s oldest chocolate factory. This chocolate factory has a vast chocolate room featuring artwork using an interesting (but delicious) medium: chocolate! The room even has chocolate furniture and sculptures. Don’t forget to admire Halloren’s largest chocolate ball, which weighs more than 200 kg and is filled with a mixture of cream-cocoa and dark chocolate. Visitors can also make their treats at the Halloren Chocolate Factory.
6 Bariloche, Argentina
San Carlos de Bariloche (commonly called Bariloche) is blessed with crystal blue lakes and stunning mountain vistas. But it is also the Argentine capital of chocolate! Visitors to Bariloche usually do so to take advantage of their winter ski resorts, but the town is packed with plenty of chocolatiers and boutiques. Sample some of the best chocolate in the world and stroll down Miter Avenue for more chocolate delights.
5 The chocolate route (Hong Kong)
Have you ever wondered which teas go best with which variety of chocolate? If so, the Chocolate Trail of Hong Kong can help chocolate lovers decide! The annual Hong Kong Chocolate Trail is a pilgrimage for chocolate lovers. Held annually (usually) from January to February, chocolate lovers can explore different international chocolate brands while trying a range of chocolate-infused drinks and desserts. They also present sculptures made from the most delicious medium in the world: chocolate! Other benefits such as chocolate tastings, workshops and demonstrations can be seen at the Chocolate Trail.
4 Cadbury World (Birmingham, England)
Located in Birmingham, Cadbury World is one of the UK’s biggest attractions for kids (and adults who can’t get enough chocolate). An ideal attraction for families, Cadbury World offers countless exhibits that chronicle the origins of chocolate and its journey to Europe. Ride it ‘Movable beans‘ and learn more about the beloved chocolate company, or take a 4D journey into the world of chocolate! As a final stop, make a DIY chocolate bar and shop for delicious souvenirs.
3 The Chocolate Art Museum (Midi Pyrenees, France)
Paris is known for its incredible pastries, but the country has other attractions for foodie travellers. For example, the French Museum of Chocolate Art is not just an art exhibit that showcases the beauty of chocolate through art (like massive, intricate sculptures); the museum is also an educational experience to learn about the ancient origins (and production) of tailoring. Admire the intricate carvings made by various artists that required heaps of chocolate while tasting some of the most exquisite chocolates.
2 Ganong Chocolate Museum (New Brunswick, Canada)
Chocolate is widely available in many parts of the world today, thanks to the magic of machines. However, making chocolate with human hands is sometimes superior to that made with efficient machines. To witness this majestic craft, chocolate addicts can venture to New Brunswick’s Ganong Chocolate Museum and watch chocolatiers handcraft the beloved confection. At the same time, tourists can learn more about the Ganong family and their dedication to keeping a centuries-old tradition alive in Canada.
1 Lindt Home Of Chocolate (Zurich, Switzerland)
Be sure to check out Switzerland’s luxurious train rides, but don’t forget their chocolate. Velvety, smooth and creamy comes to mind when you think of Lindt chocolate. Switzerland is known for its divine chocolate-making skills and is the birthplace of the internationally renowned chocolate company Lindt & Sprüngli. In Zurich, chocolate lovers can explore a museum dedicated entirely to chocolate while seeing chocolatiers at work making chocolates by hand. Perhaps the attraction’s piece de resistance is the nine-meter chocolate fountain!