Plan your visit

Book your online ticket now!

Plan your visit to the Chocolate Museum: Buy your online ticket now on the date of your choice. The remaining tickets are available at the box office.

All of our offers can be conveniently booked from home via our ticket shop. The 2G rule applies throughout the museum. Only vaccinated and recovered persons have access! You can find questions and answers about the safety and hygiene concept here.

Opening hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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

Note: all Mondays are closed in January/February/March and November!

Opening hours during carnival:
Closed from 21 February to 2 March 2022!

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Entrance Fees 2022

Weekdays
Weekend
Adults
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 13,50€
Group* 13,00€
Single 14,50€
Group* 14,00€
School pupils / Children up to 18 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 8,00€
Group* 7,50€
Single 9,00€
Group* 8,50€
Children under 6 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single free
Group* free
Single free
Group* free
Family ticket***
Wochentags
Wochenende
Single 34,50€
Group* /
Single 37,00€
Group* /
Apprentices / Students
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 10,00€
Group* 9,50€
Single 11,00€
Group* 10,50€
Senior citizens from 65 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 12,00€
Group* 11,50€
Single 13,00€
Group* 12,50€
Visitors with disabilities**
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 8,00€
Group* 7,50€
Single 9,00€
Group* 8,50€

* Groups from 15 pers.
** Accompanying person (B-pass) free
*** 2 adults with own children up to 18 years

Directions

The museum between the old town and Rheinauhafen, directly on the Rhine .

The Chocolate Museum Cologne is easy to find, it is conveniently located on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne’s old town or actually in the Rhine. Because as the pier head of the Rheinauhafen peninsula, the river flows around us from both sides.

The easiest way to reach us is on foot. Coming from the old town and the cathedral, walk upstream along the Rhine in a southerly direction. You will pass the ship docks and walk directly towards us. From the Kölner Pegel – below the Deutzer Brücke – it is about 500 meters.

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

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
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 (Harry-Blum-Platz). 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.

Prices and opening hours can be found here. 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.

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.

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

Schedule

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.

Schedule

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.

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 or Taxi17: 0221-170000.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The 2G rule applies throughout the Chocolate Museum and the Chocolat Shop! Only vaccinated and recovered persons are admitted.

Exceptions apply:

  • for children up to the age of 6 there is access without vaccination and testing.
  • the 2G rule does not apply to children and adolescents up to the age of 15. Adolescents aged 16 and over must provide proof of vaccination or recovery. There will be no school testing from 27 December 2021 to 9 January 2022, children will be considered untested during this period and will be required to have a daytime test.
  • for persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. A medical certificate is required for this. These persons must then present a test – either antigen test (not older than 24h) or PCR test (not older than 48h).

The 2G+ rule applies at Chocolat Gran Café:

All guests must be vaccinated or recovered and additionally tested (antigen rapid test not older than 24 hours).

The following are exempt from the testing requirement: boostered and freshly vaccinated twice (if second vaccination was more than 14 but less than 90 days ago) as well as convalescents (if positive PCR test was more than 27 days but less than 90 days ago).

We have a safety and hygiene concept in accordance with the NRW Corona Protection Ordinance.

Yes, the management of the Chocolate Museum has drawn up a hygiene and safety concept for visiting and operating the museum under the increased hygiene and clearance rules. All employees received regular training on this.

No. The 3G rules, vaccinated-recovered-tested, apply to offers! Buy your online ticket for the date of your choice now. The remaining tickets are available at the box office.

You can buy your online-ticket in our Webshop.

Entry with online-tickets is via the main entrance!

If you also visit the museum in the off-peak hours in the early morning or late afternoon, then there are likely to be fewer guests in the chocolate museum.

You can book guided tours through our webshop. You can purchase remaining spaces on site at the box office.

If necessary or depending on the situation, we will extend or reduce the opening times.

Please always find out about the current opening times on this website shortly before your visit. Note: All Mondays are closed in January/February/March!

Yes, wearing a mouth-nose mask is mandatory. This does not apply to children up to school age and people who cannot wear a mouth-to-nose cover for medical reasons. Please bring your own mouth-nose mask. If you accidentally do not have your mask with you, you can purchase a mask from us at the checkout. The masks are only sold to visitors to the Chocolate Museum with a valid ticket. One mask can be purchased for each museum guest.

To enjoy the welcome chocolate and to take photos at the famous chocolate fountain or the photo points “Hasensofa” and “Cologne Ahoi”, the mouth and nose protection can be removed for a short time. But then pay particular attention to the distance to other visitors. If you accidentally do not have your mask with you, you can purchase a mask from us. The masks are only sold to visitors to the Chocolate Museum with a valid ticket. One mask can be purchased per museum guest.

Yes, there are disinfectant dispensers both in the exhibition and in front of the toilets.

All areas of the chocolate museum can be visited. However, no chocolate can be tasted at the famous chocolate fountain for hygienic reasons. The tropical house is temporarily closed when there are many visitors.

Yes. The 3G rules, vaccinated-recovered-tested, apply to all offers!

Yes, the CHOCOLAT shop is open. The 2G rule applies throughout the museum.

Yes, the 2G+ rule applies at Chocolat Gran Café:

All guests must be vaccinated or recovered and additionally tested (antigen rapid test not older than 24 hours).

The following are exempt from the testing requirement: boostered and freshly vaccinated twice (if second vaccination was more than 14 but less than 90 days ago) as well as convalescents (if positive PCR test was more than 27 days but less than 90 days ago).

There are no lockers at the cloak room. Therefore we cannot assume any liability for stored bags and suitcases.

If the Chocolate Museum has to close again due to the requirements of the Corona Protection Ordinance or if your visit is no longer possible due to pandemic-related changes, your ticket can be fully reimbursed. In addition, our terms and conditions apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

The chocolate museum is privately owned by the founding Imhoff family. The museum is self-supporting and can earn its running costs independently – an exception in the museum world.

We are a family-friendly museum and of course welcome all chocolate fans of all ages in our museum. Please note the age details for the family tours. These start at preschool age.

For children aged under 12 a visit to the Chocolate Museum is only allowed with an adult accompanying person.

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.

You can spend several hours in the chocolate museum. It is also a wonderful destination in Cologne and is ideal for family outings in rain and bad weather. You can complement your visit with a guided tour, a course or a tasting.

Sweet dreams come true at the CHOCOLAT Grand Café! Let us spoil you in the café with delicious cake and chocolate specialities. Hot drinking chocolates, chocolate cakes, fondants au chocolat, fresh waffles, chocolate fondues, various sweet and savoury crêpes, salads – no wishes remain unfulfilled here. If the weather is fine, enjoy the view of the Rhine from the terrace.

We accept EC cards and all major credit cards. Tickets, courses, guided tours and tastings can also be conveniently purchased in advance via our online booking system.
To redeem your voucher for courses and tastings, please make an appointment by email or by phone at 0221-93188856. You will receive a written confirmation of the appointment booked for you. Our visitor service will be happy to advise you. Alternatively, you can redeem your voucher directly at the museum ticket office. Choose from the dates still available for courses and tastings on site.

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.

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. Find opening hours and parking tariff here.

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.