A Swiss Chocolate manufacturing, Aeschbach Chocolatier, located in Root, just 20min from the centre, is a option to do in Lucerne with kids.
Founded in 1972 by Mr. Charles Aeschbach, chocolatier, and employee of the company Suchard , he started his chocolate production in Zug, with his wife and two employees.
Today, Aeschbach Chocolatier counts with more than 100! As in the old times, most of the chocolate production is manual. During the festive season, it is possible to watch the staff painting chocolate Easter rabbits and Santa Claus one by one.
Famous here is the “Chrirsch- Blüte”-a sweet stuffed with cherry liqueur and topped with chocolate, and the “Kirsch Stängeli”-chocolate rod also stuffed with cherry liqueur-they are delicious!
Chocowelt is an exhibition that shows the bean to bar. Another thing exceptional is that, during the week, you can watch the production of chocolates directly from Choco Welt.
At the entrance, kids can play in a ship, which brings cocoa bags from tropical countries. They loved to know that the fruit of cocoa was born in the trunk of the tree, and they could learn all producing countries on a world map.
Straight ahead, we can try six different kinds of chocolate, don’t miss any dark with 55%, 60%, and 70% cocoa!!
A small replica of a Conche machine, discovered in 1826 by Phillip Suchard and enhanced by Rudolphe Lindt in 1879. The constant movement of the machine transforms the chocolate into a thin mass, releasing its aroma and thus losing the initial bitterness of cocoa. This discovery revolution the world’s way of making chocolate, and that’s why the fame of Swiss chocolate.
One of the differentials of the Chocowelt is a beautiful model of the city of Lucerne made in three types of chocolate. This job took three months to get ready, and a chocolatier made it.
A very nice little donkey (Golden Esel) distributes chocolate coins to the children. At the chocolate fountain, try it “Cacao Bits,” a power food, full of antioxidants.
You can create, for CHF 10.-, your own Swiss chocolate bar of 200 g, with milk, dark or white chocolate. If it is challenging to choose, it can be mixed =) Several delights can be used to decorate your chocolate: Smarties, caramelized almonds, coconut, sugar flowers, etc. You can also write a message in chocolate, ask at the time of creating a mini cone with melted chocolate.
One of the positives of Aeschbach Chocolatier is that you don’t have to book in advance to create your own chocolate.
The exhibition is not very large compared to the large factories, but the flavor of the handmade chocolate is worth the visit. If you want to occupy the children for a long time, ask for a Quiz at the reception, which is also available in English.
6037 Root-Canton Lucerne
Phone: + 41 (0) 41 747-3333
Train station: Root/D4
The value of admission for adults and young people from 16 years CHF 15.-
Includes CHF 5.-voucher, which can be used in the Store or Coffee Shop.
Kids between 6 and 16 yo entrance CHF 8.-No voucher allowed.
“Chocoplus” CHF 10.-per 200 g chocolate bar.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the last admission at 4:00 pm.
Link to book your visit to Chocowelt online:
Thanks for reading!! I´m Aline and glad to show you our tips for your best vacation in Switzerland with Kids! We are based in Lucerne and weekly testing families day trips and outdoor adventures! Enjoy and welcome to Switzerland! 🙂