Erich Hamann: Berlin chocolate with history

Erich Hamann: Berliner Schokolade mit Geschichte

This Berlin chocolate has a long tradition: Erich Hamann founded his manufactory on Kurfürstenstraße in 1912 at the age of 32. His trademark: bitter chocolate.

The Berlin chocolate pioneer

The taste of the cocoa should be celebrated and not overpowered by an unnecessary amount of sweetness. But don't get me wrong, Erich Hamann didn't just produce dark chocolate. But on the contrary. In addition to classic bars, you will also find confectionery boxes in the unmistakable Hamann design at Hamann in Wilmersdorf. Just like ginger sticks, bark chocolate or mocha beans. In the past, as now, Erich Hamann attaches great importance to the selection of good ingredients. The recipe once developed by Hamann has remained unchanged to this day. True to the motto: "If you're looking for something bitter, you'll find the finest here."

The chocolate pioneer from the capital ©Erich Hamann KG

After World War II and Erich Hamann's death in 1949, his wife Anna Hamann rebuilt the business. Even today, the manufactory is in family hands - meanwhile in the third generation. The family not only follows the original recipes of Erich Hamann. His values ​​will also continue to be lived: care in the chocolate production and love for the customer. The chocolate shop in Berlin-Wilmersdorf is worth a visit for several reasons. There's plenty of chocolate, expert advice and a gorgeous interior designed by Bauhaus artist Johannes Itten in 1928!

Erich Hamann Berlin A West Berlin institution ©Cool Cities

get an appetite?

Then have a look at Hamann. You can find the traditional shop along with the great interior here:

Erich Hamann
Brandenburg Street 17
10707 Berlin
Konstanzer Strasse underground station
Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m

The west is not your neighbourhood? No problem either: you can also find the chocolates in other well-stocked chocolate shops in Berlin. Take a look at our list of the 7 best chocolate shops . Here you will not only find Hamanns chocolates but also many other great manufacturers. And if you're not from Berlin: Look no further! In our online shop you will find a large selection of really good chocolates.

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