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Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

From US$ 15.41 per person

Visit Cologne's Chocolate Museum and travel through 5,000 years of chocolatey history. Discover how chocolate reached Europe and how it has changed throughout the last decades.

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  • Learn about the history of chocolate and how it was used 5,000 years ago by the Mayas and Aztecs
  • Discover how chocolate was understood when it first arrived to Europe
  • Immerse yourself in the sweetest history and culture
Full description
The Chocolate Museum is located in Cologne's old town, on the Rheinau harbor peninsula, surrounded by river on both sides. It can be easily recognized by the Malakoff Tower, which is located directly in front of the museum.   The museum houses a collection that traces 5,000 years of chocolate history. The 4,000-square-meter space contains exhibits that shed light on the origins and the culture of chocolate and how it has developed through centuries.  The treasure trove looks into pre-Colombian, Maya, and Aztec ways of using chocolate at the time when cocoa was a drink dedicated for Gods. From America cocoa travelled to Europe, where it became accessible only to wealthy classes. Cologne's Chocolate Museum will show you how chocolate became a treat for everyone and how media and advertising campaigns started spreading the news about this sweet snack.
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Information booklet
  • Guided tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either QR-code proof of full vaccination, QR-code proof of a Covid-19 infection in the last 6 months, or a document confirming medical contraindications for vaccination with a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater

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  •  Children under 12 years must be accompanied by a paying adult
  •  Last entry is one hour before closing; the production facilities close approximately 30 minutes before the museum closing time
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 126 reviews

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The Chocolate Museum is definitely a very interesting and worth seeing thing when you are in Cologne. I would definitely order the tickets in advance, you avoid a long waiting time at the cash desk and we have also booked a guided tour that I can highly recommend to everyone. You are informed about the important things and thus learn a lot about the production and processing and see a little more than the visitors who "just" walk through. A successful experience!

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March 10, 2020

It was my second time there and I would visit it again on my next stay in Cologne. A nice journey into the history of chocolate. It is there for both young and old. While your own chocolate creation is being completed, you can enjoy the view of the Rhine over a cup of coffee.

January 20, 2020

It was a good idea to come in the morning after the opening, later it got very busy (holiday season). Not suitable for families with children in front of primary school and with prams! Too bad that there is only chocolate in the museum shop and no postcards, further literature or cosmetics with chocolate!

January 5, 2020

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