6. Cologne, Germany

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Germany during Christmas is gorgeous. Cologne is one of the best Christmas destinations for chocolate lovers. Check out the Christmas markets, like the large one near the Cologne Cathedral, and find gifts, mulled wine, and baked goods vendors for locally-made treats.

The capital of Germany is home to the Stollwerck Chocolate Company and the Imhoff Stollwerck Chocolate Museum. Hans Imhoff – a famed German chocolatier – opened this museum in 1993, and it has welcomed chocolate lovers ever since. You can learn about the history of chocolate, see interactive displays, and of course, sample the wares.