"Chocolate overdose!" Imhoff-Stollwerck Chocolate Museum Tip by RAINBOWWINGS

  Molten chocolate fountain.
  • Molten chocolate fountain. - Cologne
      Molten chocolate fountain.
  • Early 1900s choc shop - Cologne
      Early 1900s choc shop

One place I couldnt avoid visiting because of my 2 chocoholic daughters was the Imhoff-Stollwerck Chocolate Museum...and am I glad they dragged me along! Many lessons learnt here today, so we´re never too old to learn something new, and after walking the tour of this amazing factory I now know where that chocolate bar originated from. From seeing how coca beans are grown, theres even a mini tropical forest that you can wander thru, to how they are refined and eventually how they come out the other end ready for the wrapper! At the far end of the factory stands a huge molten chocolate fountain where a young lady invites you to dip a sponge finger into this liquid heaven. Up to the next floor to the museum where there are many old chocolate vending machines, posters, factory equipment and a small early 1900s shop. Back to the ground floor and into the modern shop where you can buy all the chocolate you want. It was quite difiicult to get my daughters to leave! This is a great place to visit for all the family and not just the kids. open Tues-Fri 10am-18.00. Sat/Sun & Hols 11am-19.00. Entrance 6euros

Address: Rheinauhafen 1a. 50678 Kiln
Directions: By the side of the Rhine.
Website: http://www.schokolademuseum.de

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 30, 2006
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