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Plan your visit and buy a time slot ticket!

Buy your time slot ticket online and save the waiting time at the box office. You can book all our offers in advance, choose your preferred time and plan your visit with complete peace of mind. The Chocolate Museum – your excursion destination in the city center of Cologne!
Questions & answers about your visit can be found here.

Opening hours*

Monday: 10.00 – 18.00 *
Tuesday: 10.00 – 18.00 h
Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00 h
Thursday: 10.00 – 18.00 h
Friday: 10.00 – 18.00 h
Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00 h
Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00 h

*Note:
Closed on Mondays from 8. Jan. until March 18 and in November 2024

Last admission one hour before closing time. The production ends approx. 30 minutes before the museum closes.

Admission prices

Weekdays
Weekend/holidays
Adults
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 15,50€
Group * 15,00€
Single 17,00€
Group * 16,50€
Children / pupils up to 18 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 9,00€
Group * 8,50€
Single 10,50€
Group * 10,00€
Children under 6 yrs.
Weekdays
Weekend
Single free
Group * free
Single free
Group * free
Familyticket ***
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 40,00€
Group * /
Single 44,50€
Group * /
Apprentices / Students
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 12,00€
Group * 11,50€
Single 13,00€
Group * 12,50€
Seniors aged 65 and over
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 14,00€
Group * 13,50€
Single 15,00€
Group * 14,50€
People wth disabilities **
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 9,50€
Group * 9,00€
Single 11,00€
Group * 10,50€

* Group of 15 persons or more
** Accompanying persons with B-card free
*** 2 adults and own children up to 18 years included

Tickets & vouchers

Approach

The Cologne Chocolate Museum is easy to find, it is conveniently located on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne’s old town, at the top of the Rheinauhafen harbor.

The best way to reach us is on foot. Coming from the old town and cathedral, walk upstream along the banks of the Rhine in a southerly direction. You pass the jetties and walk straight towards us. From the Cologne gauge – below the Deutzer Bridge – it is still about 500 meters.

The Malakoff Tower, which stands directly in front of the museum, serves as a striking landmark. You can already recognize the chocolate fountain from a distance.

Take the Rheinuferstraße, which is called Holzmarkt at the level of the chocolate museum.

Our address is “Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a”. Many navigation systems do not recognize this address, so we recommend that you enter either “Holzmarkt” or “Rheinauhafen”.

Parking
You can park in the immediate vicinity of the museum, e.g. in the underground parking garage “Rheinauhafen”. There are three entrances on Rheinuferstraße, one near the south bridge, another near the streetcar crossing in the “Luther” law firm building and at the Bayenturm near the harbor office (Harry-Blum-Platz). The underground parking garage is very long, drive to the end of the red zone and use the last staircase 1.01. An elevator is located at staircase 1.03. Prices and opening hours can be found here.

Further parking garages are located in the “Maritim” hotel and under the Heumarkt. A short (500 m) walk along the banks of the Rhine leads from there to the Chocolate Museum.

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Make your trip to the Cologne Chocolate Museum a special experience – with the “SCHOKO-Express” from Wolters Bimmelbahn.

The “SCHOKO-Express” runs daily every 30 minutes from Cologne Cathedral – Burgmauer (next to KölnTourismus) through the Old Town, along the banks of the Rhine to the Chocolate Museum. There you can interrupt your journey and visit the chocolate museum. After your visit to the museum, you can take the “Chocolate Express” through the upper Old Town back to Cologne Cathedral.

Departure times:
Cologne Cathedral-Burgmauer stop: from 09.45 – 17.45 (Mon-Fri), 18.15 (Fri+Sat), every 30 minutes

Chocolate Museum stop: from 10.10 am – 6.10 pm (Mon-Fri), 6.40 pm (Fri+Sat), every 30 minutes

Click here for the timetables of the Bimmelbahn.

Combine your visit to the Chocolate Museum with a panoramic cruise on the KölnTourist passenger boat.
Our combination ticket can be booked again from April!

The CityTour Köln double-decker cabrio bus turns a city tour into an experience. Just get off at the Chocolate Museum and get back on.

Click here for the timetable.

The Chocolate Museum can be reached by bus from the main station on line 133 – Chocolate Museum stop.

This bus route links the Chocolate Museum to the light rail network, connecting the Chlodwigplatz, Ubiering and Heumarkt stops. Numerous streetcar lines run there.

Click here for the KVB Cologne timetables.

The “Schokoladenmuseum” cab stop is located directly in front of the Chocolate Museum on Rheinuferstraße, which is called Holzmarkt in this area. If you do not find a cab there, please contact one of Cologne’s cab centers:

Cab call Cologne on 0221-2882 or Taxi17 on 0221-170000.

Cologne’s first rickshaw stop is located directly in front of the Chocolate Museum on the historic swing bridge. The rickshaw drivers provide information about the sights along the route during the exciting ride. If there are no rickshaws waiting for passengers in front of the Chocolate Museum, you can find more information at www.perpedalo.de.

Questions & Answers

No queuing at the box office. Secure your time slot ticket in our online store, then you can go straight to the exhibition entrance.

Time slot tickets are available in our webshop.

Visit the museum at off-peak times in the early morning or late afternoon, when there are fewer visitors to the Chocolate Museum.

Tickets for guided tours are best booked directly with your Zeitfester ticket before your visit via our online webshop. On a few days there are remaining places on site at the museum ticket office.

The Chocolate Museum is open daily from 10.00 to 18.00! Last admission one hour before closing time. The production ends approx. 30 minutes before the museum closes.

Note: Closed on Mondays from January to the end of March and in November.

Opening hours during the Christmas period:
On 24. and December 25th closed!
Open on New Year’s Eve from 10:00 to 16:00!
New Year open from 10:00 to 18:00!

Our staff will be happy to collect your wardrobe in the foyer. The fee is €1.50 and €5.00 for the family box. There are no lockers.

There is no right of revocation or return for tickets with a fixed validity date. Our general terms and conditions apply.

We warmly welcome you to our hotel and wish you a pleasant stay. We have summarized detailed information about your stay in our house rules.
House rules of the Chocolate Museum

The chocolate museum is privately owned by the founding Imhoff family. It is self-supporting and economically independent – an exceptional phenomenon in the museum world.

The Chocolate Museum is run by Annette Imhoff and Dr. Christian Imhoff.

We are a family-friendly museum and are happy to welcome all chocolate fans, big and small, to our museum. Our offers are particularly suitable for different age groups. Our family tours are suitable for children from pre-school age. Our courses can be booked for children from the age of 8, but children up to the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Children aged 12 and over can also visit the Chocolate Museum on their own. But it’s even better as a shared experience with friends or family.

All of the museum’s exhibition rooms, the CHOCOLAT Grand Café and the CHOCOLAT Shop are barrier-free. Level paths to the museum, ramps and three elevators enable disabled people to experience the museum in its entirety without having to overcome any obstacles.

You can spend several hours in the chocolate museum. It is also a wonderful excursion destination in Cologne and is ideal for family outings in all weathers. You can add a guided tour, a course or a tasting to your visit. Book your time slot ticket in our webshop.

The tour of the exhibition takes 1 to 2 hours, depending on your interest and curiosity.

 

Yes, sweet dreams come true at the CHOCOLAT Grand Café!

Treat yourself to delicious cakes and chocolate specialties in the Panorama Restaurant. We offer hot drinking chocolates, chocolate cakes, fondants au chocolat, fresh waffles, chocolate fondues, various sweet and savory crêpes, salads – nothing is left to be desired here. When the weather is nice, enjoy the view of the Rhine from the terrace or end your day in the “Hafenterrasse” beer garden.

We accept EC cards and all major credit cards as well as cash at the box office.

Time slot tickets, courses, guided tours and tastings can be conveniently purchased in advance via our online booking system. You can pay with PayPal, PayPal Express, Klarna or credit card.

Our online offer vouchers have a numerical code, which must be entered in the shopping cart of the online store. Simply select your preferred date in the webshop. These vouchers cannot be redeemed at the box office.

Admission vouchers purchased at the box office and our online admission vouchers have a scannable code. This can be redeemed directly at the entrance to the Chocolate Museum. You don’t have to queue at the box office.

Another option is our jewelry vouchers in postcard format. With these vouchers you can go directly to the entrance of the exhibition.

Our visitor service will be happy to advise you. Contact us at service@schokoladenmuseum.de.

The last admission is at 5.00 pm, one hour before closing time! The production ends at 5:30 pm, 30 minutes before the museum closes.

The Chocolate Museum is also a food-producing company, so dogs are not allowed in the museum. Dogs are welcome on the terrace of the CHOCOLAT Grand Café.

Parking is possible in the immediate vicinity of the museum, e.g. in the underground parking garage “Rheinauhafen”. There are three entrances on Rheinuferstraße, one near the south bridge, another near the streetcar crossing in the “Luther” law firm building and at the Bayenturm near the harbor office (Harry-Blum-Platz). The underground parking garage is very long, drive to the end of the red zone and use the last staircase 1.01. An elevator is located at staircase 1.03. Prices and opening hours can be found here.

Further parking garages are located in the “Maritim” hotel and under the Heumarkt. A short (500 m) walk along the banks of the Rhine leads from there to the museum.

Subject to change without notice!