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Fragrance Museum Farina-House

Obenmarspforten 21, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 3998994
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Good overview of the perfume history

...and the origins of the industry and the fragrance of this house. The sales ladies in the shop... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Follow your nose

When you visit Cologne, you can treat your ears to a concert at the Musical Dome or the Opera, and... read more

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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Obenmarspforten 21, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 3998994
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

...and the origins of the industry and the fragrance of this house. The sales ladies in the shop are a little too aggressive tho, so you need to almost defend yourself against them spraying stuff on you...

Thank gelatogirl72
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit Cologne, you can treat your ears to a concert at the Musical Dome or the Opera, and your eyes to art at a museum. Or you can people-watch from a café table in the Old Market square, while your sense of taste...More

Thank Verrochio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum tells the story of the original establishment of the cologne industry. The perfume's story is engaging and the presentation is informative and interactive.

Thank Principaltraveller52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing tour! Very welcoming, accommodating, and friendly people. Highly recommend Tim as a tour guide :) Must-see while in Cologne!

Thank Olivia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the original. Tour guide delightfully quirky and very knowledgable. Lots interesting facts and some excellent exhibits

Thank cricketfanBB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I enjoyed an very well thought out and interesting tour of the fragrance museum. The tour was interactive with group activities, as well as very educational. Our Tour Guides English was very good and she was very bubbly, friendly and happy to...More

Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I read some other recent reviews before writing this and I want to be clear on our experience. We arrived about 2:45 one afternoon and were welcomed to join the 3pm tour so we paid the €5. It was in English and was really well...More

Thank davidgryguc
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is an interesting tour of the history of Cologne, and it has a lot of neat historical information. The place seems a bit full of themselves, but that is part of the charm. The fragrance itself is OK, but I prefer the 4711 (their...More

2  Thank HI_McDunnough
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the Farina house. It was insightful and fun, but only if you're interested in perfumes. It's in a fun area of Cologne, near the cathedral, with shops, restaurants and lots to do. I really loved it! To the family...More

2  Thank karen l
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Other than seeing the dom (cathedral) and trying the local kolsch (beer), the other main attraction of Cologne is its famous history with fragrances... specifically, Farina and 4711. While both are worth visiting, we found the detour to 4711 more enjoyable, but Farina was still...More

2  Thank mediaguru
DuftmuseumFarina, Content Manager at Fragrance Museum Farina-House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Dear Mediaguru, many thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Farina Fragrance Museum. I am very sorry that you had no chance to visit the museum. We offer guided tours through the museum at every full hour, in various languages. We...More

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Can we visit the museum without taking the guided tour? We don't have much time in Cologne...
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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How long does it take to see the museum?
23 June 2016|
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Response from Dundun0101 | Reviewed this property |
‫The visit to the museum is done by guided tour which takes about an hour. ‬
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Can I book a tour on line please my 20 year old daughter and I are visiting Cologne on 4th _ 6th April - she really loves perfume has a nose as you say and I visited 4711 when I was 14 on a school trip ! we woud only be able to do the 4pm one on 5th April. Regards Debi Peters
3 March 2016|
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Response from Sukimeow | Reviewed this property |
Yes, go to their web site and click on my visit