The success story of Eau de Cologne began 300 years ago in Cologne. In 1709 Johann Maria Farina invented the most famous water in the world. This classy perfume is still made today by the same family in the same house.
- Guided tour in english through the birthplace of Eau de Cologne
- Introduction of high-quality essences
- Wide collection of historical flacons
- Admission is free for children under 10
1h guided tour, 1 giveaway per participant
|Participants||Maximum of 20 participants per tour|
|Categories||Museums, Explore & Discover, Museums in Cologne, Museums in North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Languages||German, English, French, Russian, Chinese, Polish, Portuguese|
|Region||Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia|
Obenmarspforten 21, Cologne/ Köln, Germany/ Deutschland
Offered byFarina Duftmuseum
In 1709 Johann Maria Farina wrote in a letter to his brother Giovanni: "I have found a fragrance that reminds me of an Italian spring morning, mountain daffodils, and orange blossoms shortly after rain. It refreshes me, strengthens my senses and my fantasies."This fragrance that the perfumer named after his chosen place of residence, Eau de Cologne, founded the success of the Farina perfume dynasty. In the 18th century no patent rights existed and many copycat versions of this perfume quickly came to being. Due to these incidents, the Eau de Cologne is designated today as a perfume category. Art related artifacts, photos, and furniture are evidence of the worldwide connections to the Farina perfume dynasty. If you would like, you are welcome to smell a variety of different essences. Detailed descriptions – from the extraction of essences to the development of perfumes from flowers, for example – clearly convey the effort, creativity, and irrefutable talent of this perfumer.
The museums tour leads you down the stairs and into the original arched cellar where the fragrance has been produced for about 300 years. A barrel made of cedar from the time of the company’s founding has withstood the test of time can also be seen. The replica of a still, just like the one Johann Maria Farina would have used in the 18th century concretely shows the complicated art of distillation. Photos show the development of perfume production over the last 300 years.
Every day many tours take place in different languages.
- the presentation is reach, light & fun, coming from a professional;
- guide is pretty much dynamic, yet not tiring;
- and you're leaving with a trade-mark 'Eau de Cologne' in you pocket.