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Schokoladenmuseum
Schokoladenmuseum

Schokoladenmuseum

7.820 reviews
Sights and Museums, Shopping, Candy Store
Ranked #55 in Cologne things to do
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Am Schokoladenmuseum 1A, Cologne, Germany
0221 9318880
10a-6p Tu-F; 11a-7p Sa & Su
http://www.schokoladenmuseum.de/
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Schokoladenmuseum, located in Cologne, Germany, celebrates the history of chocolate. It is one of Germany's 10 most frequently visited museums. You are encouraged to try a guided tour of the museum, ... Read more
where you will learn about the process of making chocolate. Visitors to the Schokoladenmuseum will have an opportunity to taste raw cocoa, as well as many of the other integral ingredients necessary to manufacture chocolate. Be certain to visit the museum's cafe, where a wide range of chocolate drinks and cakes are offered for consumption. Additionally, visitors to the cafe will be offered a select view of the Rhine.

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An interesting museum and cafe by Lindt chocolate company sitting on an island in the Rhine. It offers a lot of interesting information packed into the space and was very interactive which children seemed to enjoy. I particularly enjoyed the section showing historical packaging and marketing from various European chocolate manufacturers. You get a couple small samples while working your way through, which of course enticed me to go all out at the gift shop!

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Greater New York City, New York State

It's way overpriced for a museum. You don't learn anything new about chocolate here. They have old wrappings of chocolate on display and chocolate making items with writings on posters on the wall. There's a person making chocolate inside but it's regular chocolate, not anything cool. Just go straight to the gift shop and don't let them take your €9 euros.

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London, UK

A hands on chocolate experience! Chocolate lovers will love this place, which is now run by the world famous brand: Lindt. The museum is quite hands on and of course you get to even try to make your own chocolate flavour in the end. Fun!

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Auckland, New Zealand

Chocolate scents lingers at the Lindt Chocolate Museum, where everywhere you look you crave more chocolate. The place is interesting and fun to go to, but a bit over priced. Had a great time outside with the market stalls though!

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San Diego, California

Located near the cathedral, take a tour of this chocolate museum and then sample some of the high quality chocolate for sale.

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Local from Cologne, Germany

It's a nice place to spend some time and learn about chocolate ... no kidding. But I'd not rate it as a must-see. When you bring kids though, this may be just one of the better museums.

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Valletta, Malta
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A must visit when Cologne the famous chocolate museum .Entrance is only €9 and you get to learn the history of how the LINDT CHOCOLATE started from the large cocoa beans from Ghana in 1845 ;))

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Berlin, Germany

The Chocolate Museum is located - a vessel made ​​of glass and metal the same - on the Rheinauhafen Peninsula, just outside the old town near the Cologne Cathedral. In medieval Cologne here was the anchor and trading center of the Rhine boatmen. Today you get over the historical swing bridge to a new city district. The museum educates its northern tip. The tour of the three exhibition floors is like a journey through 4000 years of history of chocolate - from the food of the gods of the Aztecs to modern industrial product. The museum is accessible and can be visited by wheelchair users.

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South San Francisco, California, USA

Can you say Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Entering this museum reminded me of the movie. I enjoyed learning about and seeing some of the famous European branded candies and chocolate on display such as Lindt and Kinder. It was also nice to see the working factory portion of the museum. Going to this area of the museum was one of the best because you got to see a nice chocolate fountain and get a sample from it. The wafers with the freshly melted chocolate tasted so good! At the end of the tour, I was able to doing some shopping at their chocolate store, and grab some dessert from their cafe. If you are chocolate fan, you wouldn't want to miss this place.

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Berlin, Germany

Really fun museum to see the process of making chocolate all the way from the growers and shipping (great plug for fair trade in this section) to the plant itself (they have a glassed in tropical greenhouse you can go in), to ingredients and production (you actually watch your chocolate bar being made!).
The second floor concentrates on history and has some great artifacts from the Mayan and Aztec culture as well as chocolate drink sets from the 1700's. The last floor is one big advertisement for German chocolate makers, but it's fun with interactive games and a theater showing old TV commercials.
Overall a great museum with loads of information presented in creative ways. Very kid-friendly, but also interesting for adults.

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Haddington, UK

if you love your chocolate, you must go!!!!

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Saarbrucken, Germany

Wer mag Schokolade nicht?! Es ist ein süßigkeiten Wunderland! Hier kann mann lernen, wie Schokolade hergestellt werden; wo die Kokospflanze herkommen und auch Schokolade zu essen.
Wenn Sie kinder hat, hier ist Schoko-Himmel!

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Local from Cologne

Die Geschichte und Herstellung von Schokolade wunderbar erklärt

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