Photos by Alex Nikolsky
The Zurich Chocolate Tram
Next in Zurich November 2024!!!
The Schoggi Tram in Zurich by Honold
Award-wining Chocolatier Confiserie Honold was founded in 1905 in Rennweg in Zurich. The company also has premises in Witikon, Zürichberg, Herrliberg and Küsnacht and is well known for its fabulous chocolates, breads, pastries and cakes. Every year it puts on a very special event and runs its famous “Chocolate tram” in the Autumn! However this very special tram runs just for a short while and only once a year!
For CHF 25 you not only get to tour the centre of Zurich on a beautiful vintage tram, but also to enjoy one of Honold’s specialities – their wonderful hot chocolate. And that’s not all! You even get to taste their delicious hand made chocolates and a “Pain de Gênes” speciality cake.
The Chocolate tram rides are very popular so you do need to make your booking in advance. Unfortunately with a deal as good as this, which only happens once a year, demand always outstrips supply.
The Chocolate Tram departs from Bellevue Tram stop and the tram runs for around 30 mins through the centre of Zurich at set intervals. The Schoggi tram ran from 3rd – 12th November in 2023 and will be running again next November 2024. Tickets usually go on sale mid October – so mark your diaries for next year!
The Honold Schoggi Tram is popular with people of all ages and is the perfect way to brighten anyone’s day!
with photos by Alex Nikolsky
The interior of the vintage tram is always beautifully decorated and you get to see some great views of Zurich as you travel.
To see our article with more photos about a ride we took on the Schoggi Tram a previous year take a look here.
Honold’s Schoggi Tram
When: November 2024 (exact date to be announced)
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online from mid October
Prices: Adults CHF 25, Children up to 12 CHF 12, under 2s are free.
Departure Point: Tram Stop at Bellevue
Tour: The tram departs Bellevue and travels towards Central, on to Paradeplatz, Bahnhofstrasse, towards the lake, along the General-Guisan-Quai to Bahnhof Enge, back to Paradeplatz and via Bürkliplatz to Bellevue. All in all it is about 30minutes. To be sure of getting your seat promptly you need to arrive at least 5 minutes before departure. Unfortunately there is no space for prams or dogs on board. Spaces are limited and the layout is antique – so do bear in mind that you might not always be able to sit next to your friends if travelling in a group.
DIY Chocolate Tram Suggestion
If you aren’t able to enjoy a ride on the Schoggi Tram then why not:
- Take a regular tram to Confiserie Honold in Rennweg 53 and pop in with a friend to pick up a couple of hot chocolates.
- Make sure to get a selection of pralinés and truffles (do check out the fantastic tasting unique Grand Cru Chakra Couverture). Need suggestions? My favourite (and the most popular praliné of all) is “Lotti’s Best”. But I really do love the Truffe Chakra Noir 70% and the Noisettes Lait – in fact there are so many favourites to choose from why not take a look here.
- Don’t forget to buy a cake. The Pain de Gênes is the traditional cake eaten on the Schoggi Tram, but if they don’t have any individual versions, take a look at the rest of the selection. They are all divine!
- Next catch a tram maybe the 8, 15, or 6 – or perhaps one you have never taken before – and just go for a ride to enjoy your chocolate goodies? It won’t be the same as taking the vintage Schoggi Tram – but it will still be a wonderful experience!
*** Please note the contest has now closed and the winner has been informed ***
Articles Which May Be of Interest
Share this article with fellow chocolate lovers via Social Media ….