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Address: Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 221 9318880
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Had high expectations before coming as I've only heard about the museum. Story is well outlined and explained, but just overall there's something missing. Passing out "fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is pretty neat. You walk through the museum portion and can look at how the cacoa bean is grown, harvested and eventually turns into chocolate. There is an actual production line of machines at the end where you can see the Lindt chocolate being made and then are given a free sample. Upstairs, you can custom-order a chocolate... More 

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would agree with some reviews that this museum isn't glamorous or exciting in appearance but it does keep to it's name as a museum after all. Plenty of historic facts and background about chocolate origination and production during the war. These bits do of course display in multiple languages. After the historic stage, you can SEE how chocolate is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had high expectations before coming as I've only heard about the museum. Story is well outlined and explained, but just overall there's something missing. Passing out "fresh chocolate" via massive chocolate pot/fountain doesn't seem hygienic either.

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Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit for any chocolate lover. The history, geography, politics, science, emotion & economics about chocolate. A unique experience with a great store towards the end. Do not miss the hot chocolate at the café. The best I've had so far.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I saw that this was one of the top-rated things to do in cologne but wasn't too keen about a museum about chocolate. I was very wrong. It is more of a factory than a museum! First of all, the tickets were very good value for money, there is a good 2 hours worth of things to see. The museum... More 

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Thank Jessica A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Now this is my kind of museum!! Great for children, families, couples, and solo travellers. So much information on the history of chocolate, free chocolate from a huge chocolate fountain, a delicious cafe, hand-made chocolate you can order (wait times are long though,) and lots of amazing exhibits. I spent about 3 hours in here. An absolute must-see!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Where do I begin? I'm not a chocoholic, like my twin, but I love chocolate. I don't know what I expected from this place, but a lot of thought was put into this museum. I had no idea the history of chocolate was so extensive. When you enter the museum, there is a main lobby area where you can check... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything you wanted to know about chocolate and quite a lot that you probably never wanted to know. The museum is thorough in its exploration of the subject and is well laid out for both adults and children. The highlight is when you walk into a working chocolate production line, when the smell hits you. The various processes are explained... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was all about my husband. We really enjoyed this. Excellent chocolate, fun for everyone. The store at the end of the tour was fun also, even if it was a little pricey.

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Thank Katina H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very good for children and teen girls. We have visited with adult friends. Certain girls like. Beyond that very funny only for kids.

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