The founding family

The founding family Imhoff

Hans Imhoff (1922-2007) was a native of Cologne and an entrepreneur who, in his own words, had a "heart of chocolate". One of the Rhinelander's dreams has always been to delight people with his own great passion, chocolate. On October 31, 1993, he finally opened the Chocolate Museum at the top of the Rheinauhafen - financed out of his own pocket and without any public funding - which is now well-known and popular in Cologne and far beyond. Hans Imhoff has passed on his love of chocolate and undoubtedly his hometown of Cologne to his family. After his death in 2007, his wife Gerburg Klara Imhoff took over the management of the museum. Daughter Annette Imhoff and her husband Dr. Christian Unterberg-Imhoff have been running the company together since 2016. The second daughter, Susanne Imhoff, is chairwoman of the charitable Imhoff Foundation, whose wide-ranging commitment particularly benefits the citizens of the city of Cologne.