“Germany’s biggest Chocolate Festival – the chocolART – is guest in Wernigerode from October 30 to November 3, 2013 is the colourful town in the Harz” host for chocolate lovers from all over the world once again. After the great success of the first on chocolART tour in 2012 with over 50,000 visitors and great events, the estates of exclusive chocolatiers and manufacturers from different countries fill the historic old town of Wernigerode this year with enticing aromas of chocolate. Since 2006, the Festival belongs to the annual event highlight in the university town of Tubingen. The idea on tour was realized first 2012. Wernigerode prevailed in the selection of the tour station against numerous renowned competitors.
There are many reasons for this: much like Tubingen Wernigerode has a beautiful historical old town with half-timbered buildings from several centuries. The enthroned above the City Castle Wernigerode, the Harz National Park and the Harz narrow gauge railways each year over a million overnight guests in the city entice with their steam-powered locomotives. A ride on the brocken, the highest peak in the Harz mountains and the symbol of German unity, is a unique experience. Who is yourself, reached the Summit on one of the numerous hiking trails or mountain bike routes. But mainly the history of the city, which is closely linked with the production of chocolate was decisive for the chocolART. Already in the thirties of the 20th century produced the Argenta chocolate factory AG Wernigerode”products from chocolate. The brocken splitter”as the most famous product are manufactured today. Since 2004, Wergona ties chocolate”successfully in the tradition of chocolate making in Wernigerode on and finished in one of the largest and most modern factories products for customers in 52 countries worldwide. From October 30th until November 3, 2013 Wernigerode’s old town turns again in a chocolate experience. On the market square in front of the historic town hall Top chocolatiers from different countries present their fine products and invite you to discover the variety of chocolate Praline courses, hot chocolate and cocoa painting.