Do you remember the wonderful chocolate fountain in Willy Wonka's factory? Well, your childhood dreams have come true.
Standing at 12.27 m (40 ft 3 in) tall, 1,000 kg of liquid chocolate cascades down the panels and through the golden rings of the world’s tallest chocolate fountain in Allhaming, Austria.
Confiserie Wenschitz GmbH has created a chocolate paradise (also known as Praline World) which is spread across three floors in its shop.
Not only can you purchase tantalizing, mouth-watering chocolate, but the store also acts as a museum which explains the history behind the production of the tasty treats the origins of chocolate processing. The chocolate academy focuses on the importance of having a polished appearance and luxurious taste to suit the current trends in food pairing.
At the heart of this cacao wonderland stands the record-breaking fountain.
This wonderful creation was the vision of Helmut Wenschitz, one of Austria’s leading maître chocolatiers who he has more than 100 awards for his revolutionary confections. Wenschitz's plan was to expand his former chocolate and praline production factory. The facility managed to grow to 1,000 square metres and three floors high, slowly evolving into a Willy Wonka reality.
Hundreds of invited spectators descended on Praline World for its official opening ceremony on 11 April where Helmut was able to showcase the fountain’s height by climbing along the side of the fountain, displaying the magnificent chocolate waterfall.
The only difference is that you don’t need a golden ticket to enter! Praline World is now officially open to the general public from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.