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Fragrance Museum Farina-House

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Address: Obenmarspforten 21, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 221 3998994
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Get a whiff of the place where eau de cologne was born. Learn about perfume...

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.

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Interesting and entertaining guidance

Went there with an overseas friend. The "tour" took about 45 minutes. Expecting a usual tour with a monologue from a tour guide, it turned out to be a positive surprise... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there with an overseas friend. The "tour" took about 45 minutes. Expecting a usual tour with a monologue from a tour guide, it turned out to be a positive surprise. Interactive and entertaining (I.e. smelling and guessing several fragrances) as well as informative (plenty of historical facts even unknown to me)...a bit of humorous stories one usually doesn't come... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made the one hour English tour and it was really interesting to learn how the first water of Cologne was invented! We didn't get bored by the tour at any time and at the end each of us get a example of the original water of Cologne. You can buy the same size for the price of 8 euros.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff play-acted roles from the time when the business was starting. Many interesting facts & was in English. Worth a visit.

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Thank UKRobin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To visit the museum you have to take a tour with a guide, when we arrived they told us that until the next day they will have a tour in english so they didn´t allowed us to visit it. They only offer us to buy some of their fragances...

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Thank Giovis L
DuftmuseumFarina, Content Manager at Fragrance Museum Farina-House, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Madam, I feel very sorry that you had no chance to visit the museum. I understand that it's very annoying to be denied entry to an exhibition or museum if you are traveling. Since our museum is in a historic building, we have limited capacities and thus can only take up to 20 people into each guided... More 

Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Learn all about the real Kölnisch Wasser. Interesting tour back to the 17th century until today. Let your nose decide which fragrance it likes best.

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Thank ulliv37
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

English talks are at 4pm daily and are €5 for an hour... they're interactive with scents to guess and cover the whole history of perfume from social demand to bottle design, marketing and making! Definitely worth a visit for the free sample at the end which retails in the shop for more than the €5 fee! Definitely worth the visit!

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Thank Gemma B
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eau de Cologne - The World's First Perfume, was I nvented to cure the homesickness of John Maria Farina. At Farina Fragrance Museum, you can have a very detailed insight into the production methods of perfume throughout the various stages. Warm reminder: The museum can only be visited by guided tour, please go in advance to reserve a place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this store on a Friday afternoon with my family on a casual one day trip of Cologne. There happen to be a few open spots on the English tour that started 10 minutes after we got there. It was pretty cheap & we didn't have an itinerary so we tried it. My husband even tagged along. We really... More 

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Antelope, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour. Learned quite a bit regarding the history of Farina Eau De Cologne. It was nice how the guide dressed in character of Mr Farina and took us thru the makings of the Eau de cologne

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The original Cologne! Fun history and great fragrances to chose from. Staff was very friendly and helpful!!

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