Chocolate Museum Cologne
The Chocolate Museum Cologne celebrates the artistry and spectacular popularity of this ancient luxury. The museum has been explaining the roots and modern history of chocolate for almost 20 years, with the waterfront site now one of Cologne's busiest tourist attractions.
Holidaymakers wishing to visit the Chocolate Museum should stay at a conveniently located hotel in Cologne. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne is situated close to the city's iconic cathedral and historic centre, allowing guests to easily explore the charms of one of Germany's largest metropolitan areas.
Visiting the Chocolate Museum in Cologne
Opened in 1993, the architecturally-stunning museum is visited by 675,000 each year and stages almost 5,000 guided tours for chocolate lovers on holiday in Cologne.
The Chocolate Museum Cologne tells the 3,000 year old history of the West's favourite luxury and how it was introduced to our receptive taste buds. With exhibits displayed in both German and English, visitors are first introduced to the Mayan and Aztec tradition of drinking chocolate before multimedia displays explain the modern profession of chocolatiers.
Attractions at the museum include a three metre high chocolate fountain, which visitors can sample by dipping in German waffles. The museum also has a small display of cacao trees which chocolate is ultimately extracted from and exhibits of the machines used in producing modern bars. Also on display is 18th century Mesoamerica porcelain chocolate making vessels, whilst the museum's shop contains the best selection of sweets in the city.
Finding a hotel in Cologne
Guests of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne can easily visit the chocolate museum as well as the city's famous Koelnmesse trade and fair grounds. Visitors can base their holiday in one our 393 comfortable rooms and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the nearby Cologne Old Town or dine at the onsite Paparazzi Restaurant.