Chocolate Museum (Csokoládé Múzeum)
For fans of all things sweet, few confectionary thrills compare to tasting delicious, high-quality chocolate at Budapest’s Chocolate Museum (Csokoládé Múzeum). Satisfy your sweet tooth by dipping marzipan into a chocolate fountain, try making chocolate yourself, and learn about the chocolate-making process on a guided tour.
A must-do for families and foodies, the Chocolate Museum is a scrumptious place to spend a few hours. Learn about the history of chocolate while tasting it (and attempting to make it), then head down to the Rákóczi Cellar to try some dessert wine. Purchase your admission ticket in advance, particularly if you want an English language tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
Architecture fans will appreciate the historic building, constructed in 1902 by the Count Wagner family.
Check the calendar before you arrive to see if any of the museum’s festive, seasonal events are happening.
How to Get There
Public transit to the Chocolate Museum from Budapest takes about an hour. Get on the M2 metro line in central Budapest, and get off at Örs vezér tere, the end of the line. From there, hop on the H9 regional train to Árpádföld. Getting to the museum by taxi is faster but more costly, since you’re traveling about 12 miles (20 kilometers).
When to Get There
The museum is usually open every day—book your tour in advance. For a more personal experience, plan to go on a weekday, since Saturday and Sunday tend to be busiest.
Booking a Deluxe Tasting
For a more refined experience at the Chocolate Museum, sign up for the Princely Deluxe tour. Start with a chocolate fountain tasting. Then make your way to the candlelit Rákóczi Knighthall, and sip tea, savor artisanal chocolate, and sample Hungary’s famous dessert wines.
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