Conquering the world from Paradeplatz
David Sprüngli opened the Confiserie Sprüngli & Fils on Marktgasse in Zurich in 1836. From 1845 onwards Sprüngli belonged to the pioneers of Swiss chocolate producers and was instrumental in establishing the reputation still prevalent today of Swiss chocolate being the best chocolate in the world. In 1859 David Sprüngli and his son Rudolf acquired a property on the Paradeplatz in Zurich, still little frequented, in the hope that one day the train station would be built here. Unfortunately, this was not the case, which caused for many a sleepless night for the Sprüngli family. And yet soon there was active building activity taking place all around Paradeplatz. The passing-by Bahnhofstrasse developed into one of the most renowned shopping miles in the world. Today Confiserie Sprüngli takes a preferential position on the street with its store and the associated restaurant, café and bar. Today Confiserie Sprüngli operates retail stores throughout Switzerland. The Café&Boutique in Dubai is the first store the company has opened abroad.
David Sprüngli acquires the Vogel Confectioner's Shop on Marktgasse in Zurich. The company's foundation is laid.
Chocolate production begins under the label David Sprüngli & Fils.
The confectioner on Paradeplatz is opened. It quickly develops into the best address for fine confectioner's goods and becomes the most popular meeting place on the Zurich Bahnhofstrasse.
Rudolf Sprüngli divides his company up among his two sons. Johann Rudolf is allocated the Lindt&Sprüngli chocolate factory, while David Robert comes into the ownership of the confectioner's, which today is Confiserie Sprüngli.
The two have been independent companies ever since. The Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate factory becomes an industrial operation, while Confiserie Sprüngli remains a handcrafted family-owned company.
The sceptre is handed on to the fourth generation in the form of Hermann Sprüngli.
In the fifth generation Richard Sprüngli leads the fortunes of the company.
The nephews of Richard Sprüngli, Milan and Tomas Prenosil, take over the business.
Confiserie Sprüngli celebrates its 170th anniversary.
The most prized delicacy of Confiserie Sprüngli, the airy-light Luxemburgerli, celebrates its 50th birthday.
Confiserie Sprüngli celebrates its 175th anniversary.
Opening of the exclusive Boutique&Café in Dubai as the first store outside Switzerland.