Chocolate and travel, two of my biggest passions! In the cozy, half-timbered town of Weinheim (on the famous Bergstraße), both of my passions meet in a fabulous way. I went to visit the town and a man who probably loves chocolate more than I do (if even possible), Peter Gärtner, owner and soul of the Chocolaterie CACAO. His pralines and chocolate creations are not only a joy for the eyes, but causes crazy good taste explosions for the palate as well.
A chocolate dream come true!
The city of Weinheim is hallmarked by two castle ruins; the Windeck and the Wachenburg Castles. Therefore, it is called “The City of two Castles”. One of the highlights on the menue of CACAO is the “Zweiburgen Praline”, the praline of two castles. This connects the chocolate and the city beautifully, and it tastes absolutely amazing. It contains two layers of different chocolate fillings, representing the two castles in addition to the print on top. A real wow (it blew me away)!
The Two Castle praline!
Beautiful view of Weinheim from the Wachenburg Castle!
Weinheim has a very nice old-town with the “Marktplatz” market place as one of my favorite spots. This is the perfect place to linger in the summer, with great restaurants and bars surrounded by the enchanting half-timbered houses, so typical for Germany. Directly at the market place, one of the two CACAO shops are situated (the second one is close by in the pedestrian street). One can also order chocolate online (just saying:-)! For a nice overview of some of the restaurants at the market place, click here (in German, but you get an impression).
Further highlights of the city is the city park, providing a direct view of the two castles. This place gives me the feeling of being in a fairy tale!
Weinheim is situated close to many grand destinations in Germany, like for example Heidelberg, Frankfurt, the Rhine Valley and the Black Forest. It’s the perfect stop on a round-trip through Southwest Germany. To discover small jewels along the way, like the Chocolaterie CACAO, is exactly what makes travel so fantastic. To meet Peter and his wonderful wife was a great enrichment when visiting Weinheim, such nice people with amazing products!
What could be a better present to a special person than little drops of happiness? I certainly didn’t leave the shop empty-handed! 😊
Eat chocolate with no worries, have a glas of wine if you want to, enjoy life to the full because we only have one chance! Travel to new places, discover new adventures or travel to old places to relive old memories – but travel and feel happy, we deserve it💕
Dare to make your dreams come true, the journey starts with a single step!
– Charlotte –
Big thanks to Faraway Files, Feet Do Travel and California Globetrotter for sharing!