Entrance Fees

from 15 pers.
adults 11,50 € 10,00 €
school pupils / children 7,50 € * 6,50 €
children under 6 years free free
apprentices / students 9,00 € 7,50 €
senior citizens from 65 years old 10,00 € 8,50 €
visitors with disabilities 7,50 € 6,50 €
familiy ticket
( 2 adults and own children up to 16 years )
30,00 € -
* 1 teacher
* accompanying person (B-pass)




All of the museum’s exhibition rooms, including the CHOCOLAT Grand Café and the CHOCOLAT Shop, have barrier-free access. Step-free pathways to the building, ramps, and three elevators enable visitors with disabilities to experience everything the museum has to offer.




Tickets can be purchased at the museum ticket office or online "print at home"

Book your Ticket in advance

Opening Hours

All days 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays from January to March and in November!

Carneval Season 2019

During Carneval season the museum will be closed from
Monday 25th February till Wednesday 6th March.
From Thursday, 7th February, we will be back for you
during the regular opening hours and look forward to your visit!

Final admission is one hour before closing!

The production facilities close approximately 30 minutes before the museum closing time.

The Chocolate Museum is a food production facility. Therefore Dogs are not permitted inside the museum.

Getting here


The museum is located between the old town and the Rheinau harbour.

The Chocolate Museum is easy to find, conveniently located on the riverbank of Cologne’s old town. Located on a pier head at the Rheinau harbour peninsula, the river runs past us on both sides.

You can reach us the easiest on foot. Starting from the old town and the cathedral, head south along the river (upstream) and once you’ve passed the ships at the jetties we’re just a short, direct walk ahead. The museum is approximately 500 meters from the "Kölner Pegel" – a small building located near the Deutzer bridge indicating the current river level in Cologne.

The Malakoff Tower, which stands directly in front of the museum, serves as a handy point of orientation. Even at a distance, the Chocolate Museum is easily recognizable.

By car

Follow the main road along the Rhine embankment. As you approach the museum this road becomes the Holzmarkt.

Our address is “Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a”.  As many satellite navigation systems do not recognise this address, we recommend that you type in either “Holzmarkt” or “Rheinauhafen”.


Parking is available very close to the museum. Use the underground carpark “Rheinauhafen”. There are three entrances on the main road along the Rhine embankment: one in the vicinity of the “Südbrücke”, another in the building of the law firm “Luther”, which is in near the tram line crossing, and a third at Bayenturm near the harbour offices.

The underground car park is very long so drive to the end of the red zone and use the final staircase, 1.01. An elevator can be found at exit 1.03.

Further car parks can be found in the “Maritim” hotel and beneath the Heumarkt. It is only a short walk (500m) from there along the Rhine embankment to the museum.

With the “Schoko-Express” mini railway

Even the journey to the Cologne Chocolate Museum can be a special experience – with Wolters’ “SCHOKO-Express”.

The “SCHOKO-Express” runs daily every 30 minutes from the “Burgmauer” (besides the Cologne Tourist Office) near the Cologne cathedral (Dom). The train travels through the old town, along the Rhine embankment, until it reaches the Chocolate Museum, where you can make a stop to visit us. After your visit, you can jump back onto the “Schoko-Express” and travel back through the upper old town towards the cathedral.

Schedule of the "Schoko-Express"...

With the open-top double-decker bus

Turn a sightseeing tour into an experience aboard CityTour, Cologne’s open-top double-decker bus. You can hop on and hop off at the Chocolate Museum.


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Further information

By boat

Combine your visit to the Chocolate Museum with a panoramic tour aboard the Rhine’s “white fleet”, the passenger ships provided by KölnTourist.

Schedule ...

By bus and train

You can reach the Chocolate Museum from Cologne Central Station using the bus line 133.

This bus line connects the Chocolate Museum to the city’s rail network, providing connections to the stops Chlodwigplatz, Ubiering and Heumarkt. Multiple tram and underground lines can be reached from these stops.

Schedule KVB Köln...

By taxi

The "Schokoladenmuseum" taxi stand can be found directly in front of the museum on Holzmarkt, the main road along the Rhine embankment. In the event that no taxi is available, just call one of the following Cologne taxi companies:

Taxiruf Köln 0221-2882 www.taxiruf.de or Taxi17 0221-170000 www.taxi17.de.


Cologne’s first rickshaw stop is located directly in front of the Chocolate Museum by the historic swing bridge (Drehbrücke). The rickshaw drivers inform you about the notable sights you’ll encounter along the fascinating and diverse trip.

If there are no rickshaws waiting for passengers in front of the Chocolate Museum, find further information at www.perpedalo.de


We look forward to your questions and comments!

Do you have any questions? You cannot find an answer to your question on our website? Of course, we can assist you personally. Please direct your questions per email to us at service@schokoladenmuseum.de

By telephone you can reach us from Tuesday to Friday, during the times from 08:00 to 18:00 hours: +49 (0)221 - 931 888-0

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