Who needs an excuse to fall in love with chocolate? This fun museum involves a 90-minute guided tour through the world of chocolate and even lets you design your own chocolate bar. Kids will love it – we did, too.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Altstadt attractions

1. Chilehaus

0.06 MILES

One of Hamburg's most beautiful buildings is the crowning gem of the new Unesco-anointed Kontorhaus District. The brown-brick 1924 Chilehaus is shaped…

2. Deichtorhallen

0.19 MILES

Two grandly restored brick market halls, built in 1911 and 1913 respectively, are home to high-profile special exhibitions of modern art and photography.

3. Kaffee Museum

0.32 MILES

Coffee has always been an important part of Hamburg's trading scene and this excellent museum takes you through this history and has a live roasting…

4. Internationales Maritimes Museum

0.33 MILES

Hamburg's maritime past – and future – is fully explored in this excellent private museum that sprawls over 10 floors of a revamped brick shipping…

5. Galerie Commeter

0.36 MILES

Founded in 1821, privately run Galerie Commeter is Hamburg's oldest gallery, with a reliable offering of contemporary painting, graphics, sculpture and…

6. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

0.37 MILES

The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe is lots of fun. Its vast collection of sculpture, furniture, fashion, jewellery, posters, porcelain, musical instruments…

7. HafenCity Nachhaltigkeitspavillon

0.41 MILES

For alternative, greener take on the whole HafenCity development, this intriguing exhibit takes a look at sustainable urban development and…

8. Rathaus

0.46 MILES

With its spectacular coffered ceiling, Hamburg’s baroque Rathaus is one of Europe’s most opulent, and is renowned for its Emperor’s Hall and Great Hall…