Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG
Delitzscher Straße 70, Halle, Germany
www.halloren.de - 03 45 / 56 42 - 0
Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG Halle Reviews
Halloren Schokoladenfarbrik (Halloren chocolate factory) Apr 08, 2011
The Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG in Haale / Saale is the oldest chocolate factory in Germany. Its origins date back to the founding of a gingerbread bakery in 1804 by F. A. Miethe.
In 1851 Friedrich David became the new owner and the name changed to "Friedrich David & Söhne".
In 1933 the company was forced by the nazis to change their company name again since "David" sounded too jewish. The new name was "Mignon Schokoladenwerke AG".
After WW II, in 1950, the owners were expropriated and it was denationalized to the Kombinat Süßwaren (state combine confectionery) which endured until 1990 when the German reunification took place. The name changed again. From this time on it's called the "Halloren Schokoladenfabrik".
Today the company is one of the most successful chocolate factories in Germany and Europe, they even sell to the US.
The factory is open to the public:
Monday - Friday: 9.00 a. m. - 6.30 p. m.
Saturday: 9.00 a. m. - 4.00 p. m.
Sunday/Bankholidays: 11.00 a. m. - 5.00 p. m.
The entrance fee is: € 4,00 (€ 7,00 including guide) for adults and € 2,00 (€ 3,50 including guide) for children until 12 years.
Part of the factory is a chocolate museum which tells the history of chocolate from its discovery until today.
In former times chocolate was an instrument of payment and only rich people were able to effort it. Even at the beginning of the 20th century chocolate wasn't an everybody's stimulant. But with industrialization it became cheaper to produce chocolate and everybody could effort it. Nowadays nobody can't imagine a life without chocolate.
The highlight of the museum is the chocolate living room. The furnitures, decoration and even musical instruments are made from chocolate. Additional to that several famous buildings of Halle/Saale, like the city hall, the Leipziger tower or the Händle house, are made from chocolate as well.
Apart from the weekends you can have a look at the manufacturing process. A corridor of glass makes it possible.
If you love chocolate it's the best place to go in Halle ;)
If you got hungry by looking at all the chocolate stuff you can buy some in the factory store. They have daily offers. But take care. Before you even recognize you've spend a fortune for all the goodies :D:D:p
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