Chocolate Museum in Cologne

14 August 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  4 minutes

© Hans Peter Schaefer -

© Hans Peter Schaefer –

The Schokoladenmuseum Köln was opened by Hans Imhoff on 31 October 1993. It is situated in the Cologne quarter of Altstadt-Süd on the Rheinauhafen peninsula. The exhibits show the entire history of chocolate, from its beginnings with the Olmecs, Maya, and Aztecs to contemporary products and production methods. The exhibition building houses a permanent exhibition on modern chocolate production.   read more…

Kranhäuser in Cologne

19 September 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Kranhäuser and Cologne Cathedral © Martin Falbisoner/cc-by-sa-4.0

Kranhäuser and Cologne Cathedral © Martin Falbisoner/cc-by-sa-4.0

Kranhaus (“crane house”, plural Kranhäuser) refers to each one of the three 17-story buildings in the Rheinauhafen of Cologne, Germany. Their shape, an upside-down “L”, is reminiscent of the harbor cranes that were used to load cargo from and onto ships, two of which were left standing as monuments when the harbor was redesigned as a residential and commercial quarter in the early 2000s. Each building is about 62 m (203 ft) high, 70.2 m (230 ft) long, and 33.75 m (110.7 ft) wide.   read more…

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