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Farina Fragrance Museum

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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 highly recommend booking your tickets prior to your visit. -
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Obenmarspforten 21, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not for cheap perfume, it is special and famous perfume with long history behind it. Johann Maria Farina, the man behind it, start the business more than 200 years ago. Just because the original name "Eau de Cologne" cannot be patented, then his...More

Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed 1 week ago

The word of "cologne" as a refreshing liquid came from the City of Cologne. An Italian who visited and lived in the City of Cologne in the 17th century created a nice smelling liquid for refreshment. If you wish to learn the detailed story of...More

Thank Ebru A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not one of the main sights, but a 45-min guided tour (available in different languages) of a small museum with an engaging guide. Tickets are only €5. Located very centrally near the cathedral and main station, so worth popping in to see if tickets are...More

Thank picolou
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Very lucky no need to book online and manage to get a slot for the education tour. And receive a original cologne sample after the tour. Worth the tour.

Thank ckpay
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Book online to get your 1hr slot. It was very well done. Learnt so much and was entertained throughout. Great value too, only 5e, and they even give you a small gift at end. HIGH RECOMMEND.

Thank TheoA201
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Well worth a visit and sampling of the range of parfums....many had their historical origins going back 1800s.

Thank jamanews
Reviewed September 15, 2018

It is said that in those times streets, clothes, people, everything was very smelly... Johann Maria Farina had this great idea and developed the first alcohol based perfume in 1709. Here you can visit the museum and see the shop with the original fragrance but...More

Thank patricia f
Reviewed September 8, 2018

It is one of the significant attraction in Cologne.The place not far from shopping area and the the cathedral.I found the information on the tour interesting and the smell tests fun.We take The guide spoke English well and he was funny.But ,I am sorry because...More

Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This was probably the highlight of my visit to the city. I did not think the tour would be that interesting, and we started out just sitting in chairs listening to a guide talk, but it was actually really fun. They let you smell all...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend the tour! Our tour guide (sadly forgot her name but she was Italian) made the tour. Her energy and passion was infectious, captivating and informative. First we learned about the history of how it all started. Then we learned about meticulous record...More

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Josella C
October 27, 2017|
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Response from DuftmuseumFarina | Property representative |
Dear Josella, many thanks for your interest in our museum. You can visit the museum only with a guided tour, tickets can be bought online on our website. We offer guided tours in various languages at every full hour from 10... More
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Wanderlustru7
March 30, 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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