Chocolate Museum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

4.0 (5.407 reviews) Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Price Range: from $14.45 Ranking #23 in Cologne Speciality Museums

Most visited museum in Germany!

The past and present global story of cocoa and chocolate is portrayed in detail over more than 4,000 m² of floorspace. The diversity of 5,000-years of cocoa's cultural history is shown as well as modern chocolate production from the cocoa bean through to praline chocolate confectionery. Awaiting visitors is a walk-through palm house, information on the natural history of cocoa, exhibits on the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America, a major collection of baroque porcelain and silver and a multitude of historical machines from the period of industrialisation. In the glass-walled production facility and chocolate workshop, visitors can experience how chocolate products are crafted in both mechanised and manual processes. All of the museum’s exhibition rooms, including the CHOCOLAT Grand Cafe and the CHOCOLAT Shop, have barrier-free access. The museum is closed on Mondays from January to March and in November. Please also note the changed opening hours at Carnival.
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Am Schokoladenmuseum 1A, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany


+49 221 9318880



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Working hours

Monday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Current local date and time now

Sunday, April 14, 2024, 21:39

Price range

from $14.45

User Ratings

4.0 based on (5.407 reviews)



  • 4CleopatraBunny 5:00 PM Jun 1, 2022
    Most visited museum in Germany!
    We didn’t buy tickets in advance so there was a 10-15 wait in line for tickets. I’d get them online next time. Lots of schoolchildren here. The tour itself is self-guided with an informative history of cacao and its role in the global economy. The museum guide explains things well, and the self-guided tour of the manufacturing process is fascinating. There are a couple stops where you can press a button and taste a piece of chocolate right off the line! As a chocolate lover, I thought I knew my chocolate, but there is much to learn about conching, the Dutch process, fat bloom (it’s not what happens when you eat too much!) and more. Great gift shop with chocolate from around the world (Lindt sponsors the museum so it has a huge section of goods). No masks required.
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  • 4TopsMA 5:00 PM Feb 20, 2022
    If you don't have kids avoid the weekend!
    The museum is definitely popular with families, so if you don't have kids I recommend you go during a week day! Weekends are busy! The museum is well set out & interesting for all ages with interactive information but during a pandemic I was a little reluctant to keep touching everything! Social distancing was not adhered too & it was very busy so it felt a little stressful. The museum was informative & certainly makes you think about the impact of our addiction to chocolate. The actual process areas were not manned when we were there so we only saw the machines churning out little Neopolitans. Lots of free chocolates though & a well stocked store! The cafe was very nice with a view of the Rhine & attentive staff but sadly no gluten-free disappointing! I just had to watch my husband tuck into a delicious slice of cake!

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