Erich Hamann: Berlin chocolate with history

Erich Hamann Schokoladentafel

This Berlin chocolate has a tradition: Erich Hamann founded his factory on Kurfürstenstrasse in 1912 at the age of 32. His trademark: bitter chocolate. Here we introduce you to the Berlin entrepreneur.

The Berlin chocolate pioneer

The taste of cocoa should be celebrated and not masked by unnecessary sweetness. But don't get me wrong, Erich Hamann didn't just produce dark chocolate. Quite the opposite. In addition to classic tables, you can 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. And the recipe that Hamann once developed has remained unchanged to this day. True to the motto: "If you're looking for something bitter, you'll find the finest here."

Portrait of Erich Hamann The chocolate pioneer from the capital ©Erich Hamann KG

After the Second World War and Erich Hamann's death in 1949, his wife Anna Hamann rebuilt the business. And to this day the manufactory is in family hands – now in the third generation. The family doesn't just follow Erich Hamann's original recipes. His values ​​continue to be lived: care in chocolate production and love for customers. The chocolate shop in Berlin-Wilmersdorf is worth a visit for several reasons. Because there is lots of chocolate, expert advice and a great interior design designed by Bauhaus artist Johannes Itten in 1928!

Erich Hamann's chocolate shop A West Berlin institution ©Cool Cities

Got an appetite?

Then take a look at Hamann. You can find the traditional store and its great interior here:

Erich Hamann
Brandenburgische Straße 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 isn't your neighborhood? 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 Hamann's 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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