The Chocolate Factory

gläserne Schokoladenfabrik - Schokoladenmuseum Köln

The Chocolate Factory

In order to make delicious chocolate from bitter cocoa beans, is a long and complicated process that has been continually refined over centuries.

The 5-roller mill of Heinrich Stollwerck and the Conche of Rodolphe Lindt were very important inventions to make the way to producing a tender melting Lindt chocolate. Both machines can be admired in the Chocolate Museum.

In our glass Chocolate Museum our guests can see how this delicious chocolate is made from cocoa beans. The production of chocolate bars to packing, can be traced in detail through the large windows. The production range includes a complete unit for the processing of cocoa bean roasting, crushing and grinding up to the ready mixed, rolled and conchierten chocolate.

A single board system, as well as the truffle production and hollow figure productions can be viewed here. Around 400 kg chocolate are processed daily in this mini-sized production.

Schokoladenfabrik Köln

Hollow figure studio

Look over the shoulders of our Maîtres Chocolatiers

Magical unicorns, cute laughing bunnies, panda bears, monkeys, cats, camels, hearts and footballs, all these pretty hollow figures are made in the Chocolate Museum exclusively and in elaborate and loving handwork. Follow this complex process up close in the hollow figure studio.

In addition to years of experience, our Maîtres Chocolatiers need a lot of passion and, of course, knowledge of all things chocolate. If a multi-colored figure is made, details such as the eyes, auricles or the long buck teeth have to be hand-made in the form with liquid chocolate and a brush. This again requires a lot of skill and practice.

Our tip: take a piece of the Chocolate Museum home with you as a souvenir of your visit or give away the small pieces of chocolate art to your loved ones. You will find a selection at our chocolate counter on the 1st floor.

Kunstvolle Schokolade - Schokomuseum Köln
Schokobären - Schokomuseum Köln