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Chocolate Museum

Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #27 of 89 Attractions in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Located above the city's famous chocolate factory, this museum includes a diverse collection of chocolate art creations and chocolate-wrapper artwork.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I never miss it when in Koln. The museum itself is very interesting with its genuine tropic garden, and all its exhibits. Basically you can get to know to the process of chocolate making from bean to the end product. Very nice. To me what is thought the all time highlight of the visit to the museum is the selection... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Average museum for mature travellers but worth taking children for an interactive activity. Detailed information on production of chocolate from bean to bar, but not worth €9 entrance fee for individuals

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Central Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Not so much a museum (there aren't many exhibits after all!), more an edutainment. Our guide was interesting and informative, you move through various presentation rooms where you learn a bit more about the history of chocolate in general, and specifically about chocolate in York. The tour finishes with the chance to make your own chocolate bar (simple but the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

I don't like chocolate, but the younger members of our party do. However, after the initial fascination interest was lost until the opportunity came to design your own chocolate bar. There needs to be more imagination applied to the whole experience, especially for the money you pay to get in; overpriced...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A very interesting look into the history and making of chocolate over the ages. But for 9 euros I'd expect a few more different chocolate samples for the course. Good shop for buying luxury chocolate but the personalised chocolate looked to much hassle to wait for and arrange if you don't have much time. Worth the visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I went to the museum with my sweet. It wasn't as sweet as him. There was a lot of reading on the history of the cocoa bean. There is a small section where you see some of the Lindt machines, but it was short and sweet (see what I did there). Honestly, save yourself the admission price and just go... More

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was interesting to read about how chocolate is made and see the machine process. But I had different expectations. I got bored fast. Rather had more interactive things.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited on Sunday, mainly to get out of the rain. It passed an interesting hour or so. It is quite varied given the subject matter but overall I found there was far too much to read and the interactive part was certainly more catered to schoolchildren. I would recommend it for a short visit if you have nothing better to... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Not bad entrance fee and it's I threshing to walk around. Large exhibitions showing the history of chocolate and you get to see the manufacturing process from start to finish. It's all explained and easy to see. Museum is in a good location. Downside is the overpriced shop but that's to be expected I think...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a nice museum. At €9 it is reasonably inexpensive, more an educational school trip if I am honest. Very informative, lovely building and great shop. If you have not taken your kids to Cadbury world this is great, if you are obsessed with chocolate - great, otherwise pop into the shop and gorgeous cafe, they are free to... More

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