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Farina Fragrance Museum in Cologne Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus, Obenmarspforten 21, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany

    The perfumer Johann Maria Farina named the famous fragrance after his chosen place of residence: Eau de Cologne. This founded the success of the Farina perfume dynasty. In the 18th century no patent rights existed and many copycat versions of the perfume quickly appeared on the market. 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. You can smell a variety of different essences at the museum. 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 general guided museums tour (in English) 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.
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    Farina Fragrance Museum, Cologne
    • General guided tour in English
    • Entry/Admission - Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus
    • Food and drinks
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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    I visited this museum with my daughter it is well worth a visit. I don't want to spoil the visit for you so I won't tell you much about it. Only to say you will be pleasantly surprised at what you will see and experience. Well worth the small entry fee.
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    So while my sons were at FC Koln I decided to visit this museum and for 5€ had a lovely talk and tour by an English speaking guide Tim. He was very knowledgeable and I found out a lot of interesting facts about perfume. Along with Tim's excellent tour the ladies in the shop were
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    We booked an English tour, it was enjoyable to do something fun and light. The guide was kind, patient and answered all of the questions of the group. Like i said it's a pleasant experience.
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    So online with the museum you pay 5€ for the hour tour and get a sweet little minature at the end of it. The tour is very inciteful, totally worth the visit and the guy that gives the tour is really nice. The museum itself isn't big but does go down in floors and gets quite
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    Excellent value for money. Very interesting history of the family, methods of production and uses. Highly recommended.tour is about 1 HR.
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