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Address: Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 00 49 221 931888 0
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Located above the city's famous chocolate factory, this museum includes a...
Located above the city's famous chocolate factory, this museum includes a diverse collection of chocolate art creations and chocolate-wrapper artwork.
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Chocolate Heaven

We visited here with friends following their engagement and was in chocolate heaven. Although we didn’t do the factory tour the chocolate shop itself was wonderful. A wide variety... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Köln is beautiful place but not everything it's good for children, I recommend to take the train after visit de cathedral and go to the chocolate museum. Just a perfect break

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited here with friends following their engagement and was in chocolate heaven. Although we didn’t do the factory tour the chocolate shop itself was wonderful. A wide variety of different kinds of Lindt chocolate that you can’t buy in the shops. Wonderful location along the river within walking distance to the Dom – would recommend and go again.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We love chocolate, but feel like paying the admission charge for the museum. We were delighted that there was a cafe attached to the amazing chocolate shop in the facility. My husband and I had gorgeous pastries for an afternoon snack, and then browsed the shop. It was one of the best selections of chocolates I have seen anywhere in... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting and educational visit on cocoa and an opportunity to watch the machines making it. Get a free sample on a small waffle at the end. Remember to check out more displays upstairs. The old dispensers were pretty cool.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The huge museum takes you on a journey through everything about chocolate. From its history, countries of origin, how its grown and made, ingredients, different brands and advertisements, right the way to inside the lindt factory itself where you can see it being made and even get a free taster. The cafe is also a must and makes yummy hot... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have always been interested in seeing how things work and I am also an avid student of history. I love learning about anything mechanical or historical so the chocolate museum seemed like a good fit. It is an impressive building both in location and lay out. However, I was not overly impressed with the historical collection with in it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to a chocolate museum, the last one was on Holland. Anyway this one is more impressive, it is actually in the Rhine and part of the building has a viewing deck shaped like the bow of a ship and a great photo opportunity. They have a cafe too. It's enjoyable, go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you have kids or even if you don't when in Köln a visit to the Chocolate Museum. It might be best described as the Lindt museum as it has a functioning Lindt production line in it and plenty of branding too. There is lots to see and interact with, including a hot house where you can see real cocoa... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I think it's more of a tourist trap. It was nice and a lot of information in English and German. Got to see how chocolate is grown and melted then molded. Even a small factory inside where you get a free piece of chocolate. But I thought there would be more of the factory. Still neat though. The cafe inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great afternoon out learning about the origins of Chocolate and the history! Interesting to see the process in making chocolate. Would have loved to have done the chocolate school and make my own truffles but time did not permit. Make sure you take some extra time to sit down in the cafe and try a hot chocolate from the chocolate... More 

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