Almost everybody loves chocolate. As a result, when going on a vacation or business trip, chocolate connoisseurs search out the best chocolate. It makes a perfect gift or to be consumed when you return home. A visit to the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany is a must.
The Chocolate Museum (Schokoladen Museum) was first opened in 1993. It is a popular place to visit in Köln or Cologn, Germany. The museum sits on the banks of the iconic Rhine River, near the stunning Cologne Cathedral. The museum looks like a might, metal and glass ship. Inside is a treasure to many – lots of delicious chocolate!
The Chocolate Museum in Cologne consists of nine different exhibition areas. It covers about 4,000 square meters in size. Visitors will gain an appreciation of chocolate production as well as learn the long history of cocoa. From the days of the Olmecs, Mayas and Aztecs to modern times, it’s a wonderful journey.
Be sure to check out the tropicarium. It’s a large glass house where you can view live cacao trees. This visual helps many people better understand where the cocoa bean and where chocolate starts from. See various chocolate molds and machines that can make chocolate bars.
There are numerous, guided tours available for adults, children, school classes, as well as persons with disabilities. For example, there are 5 different adult tours to choose from:
– From the Cocoa to the Chocolate
– 100% Chocolate – guided tour with tasting
– Brown Gold – a sweet temptation
– Temptation to Pleasure
– Cocoa – Global good, stored locally! Sustainable cultivation and fair trade
Back in In 2006, the popular Lindt chocolate company became a partner at the Chocolate Museum. When you walk around, you’ll notice the majority of chocolates on display and sold is from Lindt.
First of all, the top attraction for almost everybody who visits, is the chocolate fountain. The chocolate fountain is 3 meters high and a stunning, visual sight. The fountain can hold up to 200 kilos of beautiful, liquid chocolate. It’s warm and looks mouth watering. Museum employees actually dip waffle cookie (wafer) into the fountain to hand out to many anxious people. Therefore as you can imagine, it puts a smile on many faces.
The Chocolate Museum in Cologne is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 – 18:00 hours plus Saturday, Sunday and German bank holidays from 11:00 – 19:00 hours.
If you are considering a trip to Germany, be sure to visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne. The Life of Luxury can assist planning and booking your luxury vacation. Come back soon to read our blog for more, sightseeing hot spots.
Photo: Chocolate Museum