From June 11, 2020

A Ferris wheel provides a fascinating view of the cathedral and the metropolis on the Rhine.

Cologne is one attraction richer. A 55-meter-high Ferris wheel on the forecourt of the Chocolate Museum invites visitors to take a ride high above the rooftops of Cologne.

A discounted combined ticket allows you to ride the Ferris wheel, visit the Chocolate Museum and enjoy a glass of Prosecco or children’s cocktail at the CHOCOLAT Grand Café.

Pay once – enjoy three times!

Until at least the beginning of August, the Ferris wheel, which has a total weight of 300 tons and offers space for up to 252 passengers, will stand in front of Cologne’s most visited museum. Rides will be offered from 12:00 to 22:00 on weekdays and from 11:00 to 22:00 on weekends.

Adults pay €8.00, children 2 years and older pay €6.00.

For the public, the Ferris wheel opens on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 12:00 .

Combination ticket at the museum box office or directly online: To the webshop

It has been unusually quiet on the forecourt of the Chocolate Museum since mid-March. In normal times, gourmet markets and open-air culture take place on the tip of the Rheinauhafen. Not so in the Corona summer of 2020. All events have been canceled until the fall.

Now a replacement has been found that easily meets all safety and hygiene requirements and is also a tourist asset for Cologne.

A top-class Ferris wheel will enliven the city center from Fronleichnam, June 11, 2020,. It is one of the highest mobile Ferris wheels in Europe. The 42 gondolas can accommodate up to 6 people each. During the ride, guests not only get a wonderful view of Cologne Cathedral and the entire Rhine panorama, in good weather even the Siebengebirge can be seen in the south.

Willi Kipp, operator of the Ferris wheel, turned to Stadtmarketing Köln in search of a summer location. Managing Director Anett Polster knew of the orphaned site at the Chocolate Museum and made the connection.

After a thorough examination of the feasibility, the preparation of a soil survey and the good cooperation with the administration of the city of Cologne, it was quickly clear that the Ferris wheel could be erected.

“We are pleased that with the Ferris wheel we were able to create an offer at the Chocolate Museum that provides safe fun for the many passers-by in the Rheinauhafen. In keeping with our summer slogan this year: It’s time for the beautiful things again,” says Annette Imhoff, Managing Director of the Chocolate Museum.