Am Schokoladenmuseum 1 a
Phone: (0221) 9318880
Facsimile: (0221) 93188814
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The chocolate museum in Cologne was founded and financed in 1993 by Dr. Hans Imhoff, who at that time was the supervisory committee chairman of the traditional Cologne-based company Stollwerck. Today, it is an independent museum, which is unique of its kind in the world. It offers an exciting insight into numerous aspects of the history of chocolate and cocoa, as well as their use today.
The chocolate museum building looks like a futuristic ship made of glass and aluminium, and is located on the Rheinauhafen port peninsula on the left bank of the Rhine, directly in front of the old city centre and close to Cologne Cathedral. Visitors reach the museum from the Rhine promenade via an old swing bridge.
The exhibition, which covers three floors of the museum, offers a journey through the 3,000-year cultural history of chocolate, from the “food of the Gods” of the Aztecs through to the modern, industrial product.
(Images: © www.schokoladenmuseum.de)