A German Chocolate Museum That’s Sweet on Families

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At the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany, guests can have a complimentary tasting from the this 10-ft. tall chocolate fountain. (Photo credit: German National Tourist Board)
At the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany, guests can have a complimentary tasting from this 10-ft. tall chocolate fountain. (Photo credit: German National Tourist Board)

Visitors of all ages can indulge their sweet tooth with a visit to the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany. Located next to the famous Cologne Cathedral, the Chocolate Museum spans more than 13,000-sq.-ft. of exhibition space, covering the culture and history of this ancient treat, starting at the old American cultures such as the Maya and the Aztecs, through the Baroque age and the industrialization up to the individual refinement of chocolate today. The highlight of your client’s visit will undoubtedly be the complimentary tasting they can participate in at the chocolate fountain pictured above. A chocoholics dream, the 10-ft. tall structure is filled with over 400 pounds of chocolate. Tickets are $10.10 per adult; $28.06 for a family ticket, including 2 adults and their children ages 16 and under. For more information, visit chocolatemuseum-cologne.com.

After satiating their chocolately desires, guests can retire at the nearby Cologne Marriott Hotel situated in the center of one of Germany’s oldest cities by the Cologne main train station. The 365-guestroom property features a seasonal terrace, a fitness center and Brasserie Fou, the hotel’s signature restaurant serving a blend of flavors from France and Asia. Rates start at $739.60 per night for a Deluxe room. For more information, visit marriott.com/hotels/travel/cgnmc-cologne-marriott-hotel.