Die Geschichte des Kakaos
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The History of Cocoa

From the cocoa plantation to the chocolate factory
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Starting at a large cocoa tree model, through the 10-meter-high tropical house, you will follow the path of cocoa from the harvest through the world's major stock exchanges to the transport to the chocolate factory. Admire the different fascinating cocoa plant species in the midst of exotic vegetation. Sometimes the plants even bear fruit. The cocoa tree "Theobroma cacao" (food of the gods) originally grew in the Amazon, today it is mainly cultivated by small farmers in West Africa. In the museum's own chocolate production, the chocolate fountain, which is always filled with fresh Lindt chocolate, isn’t the only highlight. On the glass machines, the manufacturing process can also be observed step by step. Visit our chocolate studio on the second level of the exhibition and immerse yourself in the world of the chocolate industry. Learn how truffles and hollow figures are created, and put together your own individual chocolate bar made of 3 types of Lindt chocolate and 40 ingredients. This is then produced right before your eyes by the maîtres chocolatiers of the museum.

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