Lindt Chocolate Museum, Cologne

Lindt Chocolate Museum (Schokoladen Museum) was automatically placed into my to-go list since I am a sucker for anything chocolate. I sure was glad the location was just about 5 mins walk from Art’otel Cologne, the place I was lodging.

It was Day 11 of my Germany-France trip and having visited the famous Cologne Cathedral + plenty of shopping the day before, it was time to make a trip to a place that makes me smile and hungry at the same time. 

Greeted by 3 Lindt “Chocolate Bears” at the entrance, I couldn’t help but to take a picture with them. Lindt Chocolate Museum sure was huge inside! There was a chocolate retail store as well the chocolate themed café which I wanted to go.

My journey started as I popped some Lindt milk chocolates into my mouth given at the entrance. Being a museum, the exhibits sure was loaded with educational boards to educate visitors on chocolate. From the founding of the chocolate museum, history of its trade, process and production, and also the progression from past to present. Like everyone else, we probably would just glance or only read about interested segments of the information.

There was even a greenhouse in the midst of Lindt Chocolate Museum. Be sure to check out the types of cocoa plants and other vegetation or join a storytelling session which unfortunately available only in German.

Highlights of Lindt Chocolate Museum

One of the highlights was probably the majestic chocolate fountain flowing endlessly with milk chocolate! I enjoyed the wafers dipped in “fresh” chocolate, given by staffs. The museum has its very own production line that showcases the entire manufacturing process from beans to bars. Visitors could easily observe through its glass panels.

If you have time, you could even participate in the chocolate workshop and learn the art of making chocolates from the chocolatiers. You could also customize your very own chocolate bar with various toppings at the counter. Be early as you should expect a waiting time of about half an hour (for me that day).

Finally, it was time for some retail therapy as I dashed my way into Lindt retail store. I started loading my shopping basket with chocolate bars as they were cheaper than in Singapore. My favorite loot was probably the ruby chocolate which has a naturally pink in colour and a berry taste.

Last but not least was the trip to the chocolate theme café to satisfy my chocolate cravings. I picked the Blackforest cake to pair with kirsche chocolate drink, only to realized it was bad choice. Both Blackforest and kirsche meant having cherries as their highlights, resulting in similar taste. It ended up a little overwhelming.

Anyway, it was great having high tea (chocolate) with a scenic waterfront view and to experience the interesting chocolatey journey!

If you have not seen my post on my experience in Louvre Museum, check it out here. Do check out mt other travel posts too!

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