So you’re in the mood for a weekend trip, a special way to round out the holidays, or an unforgettable start to the school year? Then mark your calendars for the first weekend in August. From Friday, August 4th through Sunday 6th, the second annual EuroBean Chocolate Festival is taking place within the grounds of beautiful Rochsburg Castle in Lunzenau. Just like last year, the festival promises to be the perfect destination for a wonderful weekend.
The EuroBean Chocolate Festival, held in the over 800-year-old castle, is an event for the whole family. First and foremost it’s a festival dedicated to showcasing high quality handmade chocolate for which fair trade and organic ingredients is of utmost importance. At the festival, we place a high emphasis on the bean to bar process, as well as the concept of sustainability.
In accordance with our motto “Meet the Maker,” you’ll be able to do just that, from 10am until 6pm on August 5th and 6th. You’ll have the opportunity to taste the best chocolate while learning directly about their origins from the chocolate makers themselves. Meet acclaimed figures in the bean to bar movement, including the founder of handmade chocolate, Josef Zotter, as well as Dylan, with his outstanding chocolate from far-flung Hawaii, and many more.
Your savory palate won’t be neglected at the festival, either: we’ve brought together a great variety of local businesses offering a delicious spread, with the same emphasis on fair trade and organics as before.
We’ve also prepared a great festival program for you, in addition to the wonderful workshops brought to you by the chocolate makers themselves. Children will have time to watch the magician Papa Kai, while beer and chocolate pairings will be available to all of those 18 years old and above. Ongoing musical acts will be featured throughout both days.
Save the date and come on by! We look forward to seeing you! :)
Daily tickets (10 € per person, 50% discount für interns, students und handicapped persons) and tickets for the special event on Saturday night (15 € per person) can be purchased during the festival directly at the entrance to Rochsburg Castle. Entry for children is free.
Schokoladenmanufaktur Choco Del Sol, Schloßstraße 1, 09328 Lunzenau OT Rochsburg, www.eurobean-festival.org
by Jasmin Klüpfel