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Schokoladenmuseum in Köln besuchen

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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 3G rules, vaccinated-recovered-tested, apply to offers! We recommend regular corona tests. Our corona test center is located directly in front of the chocolate museum. You can find questions and answers about the safety and hygiene concept here.
We recommend buying online tickets.

Opening hours

Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 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: Closed on Mondays from January to March and in November!

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Entrance Fees

Weekdays
Weekend
Adults
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 12,50€
Group* 12,00€
Single 13,50€
Group* 13,00€
School pupils / Children up to 16 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 7,50€
Group* 7,00€
Single 8,00€
Group* 7,50€
Children under 6 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single free
Group* free
Single free
Group* free
Apprentices / Students
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 9,00€
Group* 8,50€
Single 10,00€
Group* 9,50€
Senior citizens from 65 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 11,00€
Group* 10,50€
Single 12,00€
Group* 11,50€
Visitors with disabilities**
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 7,50€
Group* 7,00€
Single 8,00€
Group* 7,50€
Family ticket***
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 31,50€
Group* /
Single 34,00€
Group* /

* Groups from 15 pers.
** Accompanying person (B-pass) free
*** 2 adults with own children up to 16 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

No. You don’t need a test to visit the Chocolate Museum. The 3G rules, vaccinated-recovered-tested, apply to offers! We have a safety and hygiene concept. We recommend regular corona tests.

Our corona test center is located directly in front of the chocolate museum.

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.

The Chocolate Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last entry 5:00 p.m.). 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: In March the museum is closed on Mondays!

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.

Yes, all areas of the Chocolate Museum can be visited. But the delivery of the delicious Lindt chocolate is currently not possible due to hygienic reasons and due to the mask requirement. All visitors receive delicious Lindt chocolate at the entrance, which you can enjoy during your visit (or better afterwards).

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

Yes, the CHOCOLAT shop is open. Here too, the maximum number of customers is limited and there is a requirement to wear a mask. Please pay attention to the instructions at the shop.

The Rhine terraces of the CHOCOLAT GRAND Café are open. Indoor the 3G rules apply, vaccinated-recovered-tested!

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.

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.

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.