About 30 years ago, chocolate manufacturer Hans Imhoff opened the Chocolate Museum at Cologne's Reinauhafen. Now run by the third generation of the family, Annette Imhoff, the cult museum is one of Cologne's most popular tourist attractions, with around 4,000 m² dedicated to the history and production of chocolate.
At the end of March 2023, the completely redesigned permanent exhibition "World Tour of Cocoa" was presented to the public for the first time. For the opening, 350 personalities from politics, business, culture and the media were invited to celebrate the launch of the new exhibition together and listen to an address by Cologne's Lord Mayor Henriette Reker. Among the guests was Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker, who is, among other things, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, which is considered the largest cocoa producer in the world. The Lambertz sole proprietor took the opportunity to exchange views with Patrick G. Weber, Managing Director of the Arko, Eilles and Hussel confectionery shops.
The exhibition at the Hans Imhoff Chocolate Museum takes visitors on a journey through the history and origins of cocoa as a raw material, highlighting topics such as the cultivation and transport as well as the production and consumption of chocolate.
The official opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday, April 12, 2023 at 10 am.