Travel Picks: Top 10 chocolate museums

Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:20pm EDT
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - For people who love chocolate and love travel, what could be better than a chocolate museum.

The members and editors of (http:\\ have compiled a list of the World's Top 10 Best Chocolate Museums. Reuters has not endorsed this list.

1. The Cologne Chocolate Museum; Cologne, Germany

Located on the Rhine River, this futuristic building gives visitors three floors of chocolate history to ponder, but the real center of attention here is the famous chocolate fountain. Museum staff dip waffles in the hot liquid for salivating guests.

2. Musee les Secrets du Chocolat; Geispolsheim, France

Complete with theater, tea room, and gift shop that sells chocolate pasta, chocolate vinegar, chocolate beer and decorative antique chocolate molds, this museum is every bit as elegant as the country it represents.

3. Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory; Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

This facility houses such tongue-in-cheek exhibits as statue of David replicas, a Dame Edna mural and an entire chocolate town. Aside from the eye candy, visitors are treated to real candy with a chocolate sample upon arrival.

4. Choco-Story Chocolate Museum; Bruges, Belgium   Continued...