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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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Jodi M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I found the information on the tour interesting and the smell tests fun. The guide spoke English well, was a little funny and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in perfume and it is light and short enough to keep any partner...More

Thank Sheryl F
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Dedicated more to Eau de Cologne than to fragrances generally the museum gives a full and detailed view of the history and the distillation of the eponymous product.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Place closed the Museum at 6 where as it mentioned 7 on Google. Okay to visit and you won't miss anything much of you skip itMore

Thank Rohit M
DuftmuseumFarina, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Farina Fragrance Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Dear Rohit, many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Our museum can only be visited within a guided tour, every tour lasts about 45 minutes. Tickets can be bought on our website and on Tripadvisor. The last guided tour starts every day...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The tour in all was not my thing (perfumes and such is not really what peaks my interest) but the way it was brought by the actor/ English tour guide was awesome! He talked like he know everything about the "eau de Cologne" and he...More

1  Thank Arnaud V
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Let me start my saying, I am not a fragrance person. This may be from working in a fragrance free environment for many years. This said, the process of making the scents is interesting. My partner, however, did manage to come away with some interesting...More

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

I went there for a guided visit of the museum which is definitely a must see of the city. It’s a plunge into the start of the factory and the intuition of a man whose perfumes are soon to be sold across Europe.

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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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