Chocolate Tourism in Germany

Halloren Schokoladenmuseum

Address: Delitzscher Straße 70, 06112 Halle, Germany
Type of experience: chocolate museum
Background: The Halloren Chocolate Factory is the oldest in Germany, tracing its origins back to the founding of a honey cake bakery in 1804.
Details: The museum covers the early history of chocolate production, and the production of pralines. The Schokoladenzimmer (Chocolate Room) is a room decorated and ornamented purely using various types of chocolate. A chocolate tasting is available as an add-on option to the basic museum entrance ticket.
Note: The website is only available in German
External reviews: Sydney Morning Herald

Heidelberg Wine and Chocolate Tasting

Location: Heidelberg
Type of experience: chocolate tasting experience
Details: A wine and chocolate tasting experience, for groups of eight or more, introducing 5 wines from regional vineyards and 5 fine chocolates from the house of Domori. Available by prior reservation.

Imfhoff-Stollwerck Schokoladenmuseum Köln (Chocolate Museum Cologne)

Address: Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, Cologne 50678, Germany
Type of experience: chocolate museum
Details: Large, independent museum covering the past and present of chocolate and cocoa production, and exploring new developments in the field. One highlight of the museum is the 3m tall chocolate fountain, into which museum workers dip waffles for visitors to sample. The fully-functional mini-scale production unit gives an overview of the whole chocolate preparation process. A special exhibition, Cult Chocolate, focuses on chocolate products that have attained cult status amongst devotees. Exhibition texts are in English and German. Visitors can choose to join a guided tour, and the cafe is well stocked with chocolate delights.
External reviews: Chocolate Atlas | Trip Advisor | Jaunted

Rausch SchokoLand Museum and Cafe

Location: Lower Saxony region
Address: Wilhelm-Rausch-Straße 4, 31228 Peine, Germany
Type of experience: chocolate museum, cafe and store
Details: The museum introduces the history of cocoa, cocoa cultivation and harvest, the production of chocolate and how it spread around the world. The SchokoCafé cafe next door features a giant chocolate volcano, and serves fine drinking chocolate, coffee and cakes. The factory store offers permanent special offers. Guided tours can be booked on request.

Ritter Sport Schokoladen

Address: Alfred-Ritter-Straße 27, 71111 Waldenbuch, Germany
Type of experience: chocolate exhibition, workshop, shop and cafe
Details: Ritter Sport offers an interactive exhibition covering the production of chocolate and answering various chocolate-related questions. Children aged 7 to 18 can participate in chocolate-making workshops, which have to be booked separately in advance. There is also a factory store and a cafe selling all kinds of chocolate treats. The Ritter Sport Museum (a modern art museum) is also within the complex.
Note: The website is only available in German

Wawi Schokoladenwelt

Address: Unterer Sommerwaldweg 19-20, 66953 Pirmasens, Germany
Type of experience: chocolate museum, factory viewing and cafe
Details: Chocolate museum introducing the history of Wawi chocolate. View the production facilities through a glass window. There are a cafe and factory outlet shop on the premises.
Note: The website is only available in German


Chocolate Experiences

Type of experience: chocolate sightseeing tour
Details: A 9-night tour of Germany with an intensely chocolate theme, taking in a praline making workshop, a marzipan factory and a wealth of other chocolatey experiences. An optional two day extension to Brussels is also available, for those hankering for Belgian chocolate. This tour runs only for groups (15+ participants), by prior arrangement.