Held in the picturesque historic old town of Tübingen in central Baden-Württemberg, chocolART is Germany's largest chocolate festival. A gathering of International master chocolatiers from five continents, the festival offers visitors a diverse mix of chocolate themed activities, from chocolate tastings and cooking course to exhibitions, workshops and chocolate art.
Thirty kilometres south of the state capital, Stuttgart - Tübingen is a traditional university town. Tübingen's Altstadt (old town) attracts a growing domestic tourism business as visitors come to wander through one of the few completely intact historic Altstädte in Germany. The highlights of Tübingen include its crooked cobblestone lanes, narrow-stair alleyways picking their way through the hilly terrain, streets lined with canals and well-maintained traditional half-timbered houses.
Germany is one of the countries with the highest chocolate consumption per capita. In the past chocolate used to be reserved for the rich and the aristocracy due to high tariffs and taxes and mainly available in pharmacies. Now it is a luxury food for everyone.
More than 200,000 visitors attend the chocolART festival, and over a hundred master chocolatiers travel from Africa, South and North America, Europe and Asia to compete with their range of cocoa-based products.
Spread across over 10000 sqm of festival site, the chocolART program includes chocolate art, chocolate theatre, chocolate illuminations, fine chocolate tastings, creative pralines course, artful cocoa painting and chocolate lectures.
Sounds like a good excuse to rug up and get on a plane to Europe this Winter. :)
When: December 5-10, 2017
Where: Tübingen, Germany
More Info: chocolate.de