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Fragrance Museum Farina-House

Obenmarspforten 21, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 3998994
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Get a whiff of the place where Eau de Cologne was born. Learn about perfume essences and attractions and let your nose lead you thorough history. We recommend that you pre-book your tickets on our website, via e-mail or by phone.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“perfume making” (14 reviews)
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Obenmarspforten 21, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 3998994
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't even bother to go here - there's nothing to see or do in this place. We walked down to it from the main shopping street and once you've seen the inside, you've seen it all. The shop girls are rather aggressive since they are...More

Thank irinalapin
Reviewed 1 week ago

An italian inmigrant to Germany Giovanni Farrina created a a citrus scented toilegtry he dubbed " Eau de Cologne" in honor of the city that adopted him. The museum allows to discover centuries of Fragrance and cultural history that starts with the Rococo era

Thank Raul V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cant go to Cologne and not visit the site of the invention of the first ever Eau de Cologne. This small shop is actually well worth a visit. You need to book online to visit the museum and you are taken on a tour...More

Thank LynsFrostee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our tickets easily online for the historical tour at €9pp. This started with an introduction whilst seated and then the tour moved to the basement, and the opportunity to find out and smell the ingredients. It was an interesting way to spend an...More

Thank LondonFamily88
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit the house/shop as we'd heard about the famous eau de cologne and were interested to have a look around. We booked up on the 4pm tour as it seemed reasonable at only €5. Much to our delight our English speaking tour...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I've told so many friend and family about the Fragrance Museum since my trip last year I think I should let everyone in on it. I love a tour and this one has stayed with me since. At €5 per person a very good price...More

Thank JessicaSuffolkEng
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I bought two colognes for both my daughter and son, so the history of the cologne made a great story and a great gift!

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

They have tours in various languages in limited times of the day for €8. Make sure you call before you go. Our your in English was at 16:00 so there was no point to go before which we did and we could not visit the...More

Thank Shlomi B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We were in Cologne during a river cruise stop. We had a nice guided tour by the cruise company in the morning but had the afternoon to ourselves. Unfortunately, it was a Monday and most museums are closed on Mondays so we had limited options...More

1  Thank Courtney C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

OK so we've all heard of 4711 Glockengasse. No? well that is the home of the more famous 4711 Eau de Cologne. This one is much earlier but perhaps lesser known. I prefer the Koelnisch Wasser.

Thank Retirrdglobetrotter
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30 March 2017|
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Response from DuftmuseumFarina | Property representative |
Dear Sir or Madam, many thanks for your interest in our museum. The Fragrance Museum can only be visited within a guided tour - we have tours in various languages every day, each tour lasts about 45 minutes. You can buy... More
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‫The visit to the museum is done by guided tour which takes about an hour. ‬
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Yes, go to their web site and click on my visit