Chocolate-Express

Discover Cologne and its vibrant as well as historical districts of the old town with our Chocolate-Express with destination “Chocolate Museum“. The first part of the round-trip starts at the Cologne Cathedral. The Mini-train runs through Cologne‘s small streets surrounded by the typical small houses, local breweries and some of the most beautiful Romanesque churches of the Old Town District before the first stop is reached – the “Chocolate Museum“ located right at the newly restructured Rheinauhafen Waterfront district at the Rhine River.

This young district – the former harbor of Cologne, features a variety of inviting bars, restaurants and cafe shops. Museums, galleries and impressive futuristic looking architecture like the three crane buildings, called “Kranhäuser” right beside historical landmark monuments, make the Rheinauhafen District definitely a place to visit.

The second part of the round-trip runs along the Upper Old Town District and features Cologne‘s historical buildings such as the “Gürzenich“ – the former market hall, the City Hall of Cologne and many more sightseeing features, before it returns to the Cologne Cathedral.

A single trip to the “Chocolate Museum“ is available as well but neither includes the second part of the round-trip nor the return to the Cologne Cathedral. 

Stops / Timetable

Cologne Cathedral / Burgmauer

Departure: every 30 min.
starting at 9:45 am

Last departure:
Mon – Sun: 4:45 pm

Sat 08.06.24 last trip

(Last round trip 4:45 pm)

Chocolate Museum / Turn Bridge

Departure: every 30 min.
starting at 10:10 am

Last departure:
Mon – Sun: 6:10 pm

Sat 08.06.24 last round trip

    5:10 pm

(Last round trip 5:10 pm)

Travel time Cologne Cathedral – Chocolate Museum:
20-25 min.

Travel time Chocolate Museum – Cologne Cathedral:
20-25 min.

Travel time complete round-trip:
45–50 min. depending on traffic.

Tickets

Chocolate- / Zoo-Express
Adults:
12,00 € Roundtrip (Hop-on – Hop-off)
  7,00 € one way (no return ride)

Children up to 12 years:
6,00 € Roundtrip (Hop-on – Hop-off)
3,50 € one way (no return ride)

Children under the age of 2, travelling without a stroller ride for free.
Charge for a stroller:
6,00 € Round-trip
3,50 € one way.

Additional Information

Walkers and wheelchairs:
All foldable mobility aids are free of charge                                             
Non-foldable mobility aids need to be registered in advance before the ride takes place in order to pick the right Mini-train with according space.

Note
small dogs (size of a cat) are free of charge if they travel on the pet owners lap. Larger well behaving dogs are permitted and will be priced like a child.

Guests of our Mini-train receive a 50% discount on the entrance ticket for the fragrance museum “Farina Duftmuseum“ when showing the Mini train ticket plus 10% off on in-store purchases at the „Farina Duftmuseum“ store.

Furthermore, every adult receives a 6 ml sample of the original „Eau de Cologne“.

Request Form

Reservations are possible only with a minimum number of 12 people.

Reservations for the following week are possible if they are requested to us no later than Thursday 12 o’clock of the previous week. You do not need to inform us about a short-term increase of the number of persons by 1 or reduction by maximum 10%. In order to maintain the reservation, we ask you to be present at least 15 minutes before the start of the trip.