With its 42 museums Cologne has got an outstanding art and cultural scene. A visit to the town museum or the Romano-Germanic Museum will give you a good idea of the city's history. The Wallraf-Richartz Museum houses artworks from the Middle Ages until the 19th century, whereas the Museum Ludwig is entirely given over to modern art. The Chocolate Museum located next to the Rhine is unique worldwide.
The museum takes the visitor along on a journey through the 3,000 year old cultural history of chocolate. Visitors can actually experience the tropical climate in a walk-in tropical greenhouse. Thehigh pointof the museum is the main attraction: the production. From two levels, visitors can see how bar chocolate, truffles and hollow figures are made. After this, you can nibble away at a chocolate well spring.
Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Entry fee: Adults 9 € per person, reduced 6.50 €
Children's guided tour: Sundays and holidays at 3 p.m., approximately 4 €