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Costume/ Historical guided tour in english

In 1709 an italian perfumer named 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.

  • An actor dressed in a historical costume plays the role of the inventor of Eau de Cologne
  • 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 10 and younger

1h guided tour, 1 souvenir per participant

Duration30 Minutes
ParticipantsMaximum of 20 participants per tour
CategoriesMuseums, Explore & Discover, Museums in Cologne, Museums in North Rhine-Westphalia
LanguagesGerman, English, French
Opening hours
RegionCologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Important information
  • Admission is free for children 10 and younger
  • No disabled access


Please validate your ticket at the front desk.
Farina Fragrance Museum
Obenmarspforten 21, Cologne/ Köln, Germany/ Deutschland
Parking garage located at: An Farina - Laurenzplatz 4, 50667 Cologne/ Köln
Tram/ Metro line 5: station Rathaus; Tram/Metro lines 1 and 2: station Heumarkt

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Farina Duftmuseum
50667 - Cologne

Further information

Join Johann Maria Farina himself as he takes you to a journey through the world of fragrances. An actor in rococo-period costume will introduce you to the secrets and the history of the world-famous Eau de Cologne. He will explain the challenging perfume-making process: beginning with the composition of a perfume to its production. Further you will have the chance to smell at several essences in the distilling room.

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He explained really good, and also intersting. I enjoy the tour whole time. And thank you for your gift♥
by Mrs. YUJIN LEE on 10/24/2017
Very enjoyable experience
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I found it very interesting, the presenter was excellent and smelling the different scents great fun. I would certainly recommend it. It was a bit pricey but then I suppose everything in the scent world is.
by Lis Telford on 10/23/2017
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The tour itself was very informative if not a little showy. My complaint relates to the printed confirmation of my online purchase not being the actual ticket. They insisted that another email contained the true ticket with a bar code to be scanned. The receptionist was a little confrontational and refused us entrance. I got to go on the tour using my cousins ticket, while our husbands waited outside. Afterwards I asked to speak with a manager, who said it could be easily verified. As she tried to help, the receptionist went over the edge and insisted our husbands said they didn't care to take the tour so she didn't bother. Although it may have been a language barrier, I question the woman mistaking their willingness to de-escalate her confrontational behaviors, with our willingness to pay for four tickets yet only get two admissions. The fragrances however were beautiful, and I bought a souvenir for many employees and family members.
by Joanne on 10/18/2017

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