Plan your visit

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.

*Note: Closed on Mondays from January 8 to March 18th, 2024

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

Entrance fees

Weekdays
Weekend/bank holidays
Adults
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 14,50€
Group* 14,00€
Single 16,00€
Group* 15,50€
School pupils / Children up to 18 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 8,50€
Group* 8,00€
Single 10,00€
Group* 9,50€
Children under 6 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single free
Group* free
Single free
Group* free
Family ticket***
Wochentags
Wochenende
Single 37,50€
Group* /
Single 42,00€
Group* /
Apprentices / Students
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 11,00€
Group* 10,50€
Single 12,00€
Group* 11,50€
Senior citizens from 65 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 13,00€
Group* 12,50€
Single 14,00€
Group* 13,50€
Visitors with disabilities**
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 8,50€
Group* 8,00€
Single 10,00€
Group* 9,50€

Note: From 22 Dec. 2023 to 07. Jan. 2024 we do not offer group tickets!
* Groups from 15 pers.
** Accompanying person (B-pass) free
*** 2 adults with own children up to 18 years

Entrance fees valid from March 18, 2024

Weekdays
Weekend/bank holidays
Adults
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 15,50€
Group* 15,00€
Single 17,00€
Group* 16,50€
School pupils / Children up to 18 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 9,00€
Group* 8,50€
Single 10,50€
Group* 10,00€
Children under 6 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single free
Group* free
Single free
Group* free
Family ticket***
Wochentags
Wochenende
Single 40,00€
Group* /
Single 44,50€
Group* /
Apprentices / Students
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 12,00€
Group* 11,50€
Single 13,00€
Group* 12,50€
Senior citizens from 65 years
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 14,00€
Group* 13,50€
Single 15,00€
Group* 14,50€
Visitors with disabilities**
Weekdays
Weekend
Single 9,50€
Group* 9,00€
Single 11,00€
Group* 10,50€

* 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.

Bookable again from April 2023

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can purchase your tickets online or at our box office.

You can buy your online-ticket in our Webshop.

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.
You can buy your online-ticket in our Webshop.

The Chocolate Museum is open daily is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

Note: Closed on Mondays from January 8 to March 17, 2024

Closed during the carnival period from February 5th to 14th 2024!

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

 

 

Our staff will be happy to take your cloakroom in the foyer. The fee is € 1.50 and € 5,00 for the group box. There are no lockers available.

We warmly welcome you to our house and wish you a pleasant stay. At the beginning of your visit, we would like to familiarise you with the house rules.
To the house rules of the Chocolate Museum

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 welcome all big and small chocolate fans to our museum. Our offers are particularly suitable for different age groups. There are guided tours for children from 4 years and guided tours for children from 8 years. Our courses can also be booked from the age of 8, but children up to the age of 10 need an accompanying adult.

From the age of 12, children can also visit the Chocolate Museum on their own. However, it is more enjoyable as a group experience with friends or family.

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.

At the box office we accept EC card and all major credit cards as well as cash payment. Tickets, courses, guided tours and tastings can be conveniently purchased in advance via our online booking system. Payment can be made by PayPal, PayPal Express or credit card.

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.