5 Must-See Places for Chocolate Lovers

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Take your passport and travel around the world on a chocolate adventure. We researched some exciting places involving chocolate in one way or the other.

Here is our top 5 list of must see places for chocolate lovers. Happy travelling.

1. The Chocolate Girl - Dresden, Germany

Our friends call us the chocolate girls, but did you know that The Chocolate Girl is one of the most prominent paintings of Swiss artist Jeanne-Etienne Liotard? The painting shows a maid serving chocolate and is displayed in the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden since 1855. The Gallery is located in the world famous Zwinger and receives more than 500,000 visitors a year. Our city is renowned for its baroque style architecture and charming surroundings. Dresden offers a wide variety of attractions such as interesting museums, monuments, castles and nearby the picturesque National Park, Saxon Switzerland. During Christmas time a visit to the Christmas Market known as the "Striezelmarkt" is a must. A trip to Dresden is well worth a visit and always a great experience.

2. Swiss Chocolate Train - Montreux and Broc, Switzerland

A sweet trip into the land of chocolate. You are in for a treat when boarding the chocolate train. The journey starts in Montreux on the Swiss Riviera and takes you to Broc, where you will visit the Cailler-Nestlé Chocolate Factory. Delicious and delectable chocolate treats are waiting for you to be explored. The train also stops at the mediviel town Gruyères, home to the renowned Gruyères cheese. Along the way you will enjoy the beautiful scenery.

3. Chocolate Valley - Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is well-known for its vineyards and fine wine, however, it is also home to some of the best Italian chocolate masters. The Chocolate Valley is located between Pisa, Pistoia and Prato. In this picturesque countryside you will find many factories dedicated to chocolate and a variety of gourmet stores.

4. Choco Mueso - Lima, Peru

Travel to Peru, if you wish to see where it all began. Peru is home to some of the best chocolate. No wonder that our ADORATIO chocolatiers source their cocoa beans from there. Choco Mueso has two locations in Miraflores and Barranco and they can arrange tours to cacao plantations for you. Additionally, they feature several chocolate workshops where you can make your own chocolate from bean to bar.

5. Chocolate Hills - Bohol, Philippines

The Chocolate Hills are a group of at least 1,260 unusually shaped hills located in Bohol province and spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometers. The hills are covered with green grass that turns brown, like chocolate in the dry season. The height of the majority of the hills is between 30 and 50 meters and the highest one reaches nearly 120 meters in height. It is still unknown how the Chocolate Hills were formed. The Chocolate Hills have been declared the Philippine’s third National Geological Monument and an inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List has been proposed. Bohol is also home to the world's smallest primate, the Philippine Tarsier. A great adventure is waiting for you, after all "It is more fun in the Philippines".

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