Chocolate Museum, Cologne

See how some of the country's finest chocolate products are made at Chocolate Museum. You'll find it right above the city's famous chocolate factory. Explore the site's miniature versions of machines used in chocolate production. Don't miss a stop at the chocolate fountain. Staff members dip wafers into the liquid chocolate and distribute them to visitors. Opened in 1993, the museum showcases the history of chocolate from its beginnings in ancient Mexico to cutting-edge production methods. The well-stocked shop sells a wide range of the factory's chocolate products. By using our Cologne visit site, you can arrange your visit to Chocolate Museum and other attractions in Cologne.
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  • Here you can see, how to produce Lindt Chocolate and history of the company. Not only interresting for kids but also adults. Get ready for sugar's attack!  more »
  • Had this place on my to see lost for a long time, so took my family to Cologne and did so. Started out on the cafe for some chocolate treats. Only had to wait a short while before we were seated...  more »
  • It is very nice and the chocolate was awesome. We did not realize how long it would take so make sure to plan on around 2 hours to see everything. It was very crowded so it took longer to see...  more »
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  • A great place to kill a few hours. There is so much to learn and there are interactive parts as well. Go make your own chocolate bar before you see most of the museum as there can be a 45 minute wait. There is a cafe on the ground floor that looked excellent, but we didn't eat there.
  • I have been twice here. Really nice, I really enjoyed it, the smell is something you must experience. You see the workers doing chocolate bars life in front of you. You can even order your custom made bars which btw are the best you will ever taste. Beside they also got their own shop and cafeteria down at the entrance with so many goodies to choose from. Absolutely a must go if you are in Cologne!!!
  • Such a nice place to visit in any circumstance. Lots of information about chocolate, it's history, different kinds, sustainability and more. The highlight of this place is the ability to create your own custom bar and have it made fresh. It is a 45 minute wait but you can go around the museum till the time is up. There is also a cafeteria and a shop to pop by after if you'd like.
  • If you like chocolate then this is the right place, you will love it! Here you can learn from what is the cacao where is coming from, places where you can get the best cacao, even you can enter to a mini zone where they have living plants in controles environment. Of course you go trough to a production line and if you wish you can get some chocolate bars to taste the delicious flavor. There is workshops where you can do your own chocolate, you can order customer made chocolate bars and all about the history of the cacao in our planet. At the end of the visit you can stay at the restaurant inside the museum where they have delicious cakes of course many of them with chocolate and they have even cacao beer !!
  • The museum is very well done. There's a good mix between exposition rooms (history, biology and culture of chocolate), and in-life preparation of chocolates. Each step of the fabrication is explained and shown in the machines via transparent windows. Kids can pick chocolates in the middle of the production chain, via an articulated robot arm. A lot of fun, and very interesting. Quite crowded, of course.

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