Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus
Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
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  • Koln Central Station • 8 min walk
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Natarajan Premkumar
4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Wonderful experience. The guide was excellent and the tour was interactive. Practical experience with the base notes was wonderful.
Written 20 February 2024
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Rachel31T
Weston super Mare, UK59 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
We had an english tour with Luisa who was a very passionate and informative tour guide. I would recommend doing a guided tour if you're in Cologne.
Written 31 December 2023
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Jane R
Barton Seagrave, UK69 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
My experience was not so good of the shop, plenty to buy and see. I was slightly disappointed in that I could not see the museum on this visit as being christmas, there was no availability. If I had known that I could have booked online before getting to Cologne I would have done so, maybe on our next visit.

We did buy some eau de cologne soap, and perfume. I also bought some zodiac perfume, very nicely wrapped up.

If I do return to Cologne, I will make sure that I visit the shop to book a tour or reserve online.
Written 28 December 2023
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katdesign5
33 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Wonderful! Fantastic! Informative! Small groups attend this extremely interactive and informative tour of three levels in the perfumery. The tour guide was absolutely passionate and full of information. I am so sorry I cannot remember her name--she was from Italy and truly loved her job! The building is historical and the shop is the
quintessential Parisian/ Perfumery boutique--but its in Germany! The staff is friendly and helpful. I did not want the tour to end!
Written 27 December 2023
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Winfred N
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
The lady helping me pick a scent was very patient and understanding. They can increase the number of English guided tours.
Written 27 July 2023
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Dear guest, thanks for your review and your visit in the historical shop in Cologne. We are working hard to increase the number of guided tours per day, also in English. Kind Regards, Luisa Schneeweiß
Written 31 August 2023
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jon d
2 contributions
The experience was very good. Everything was on time and the weather was great for this time of year. We enjoyed the experience.
Written 25 July 2023
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Rachel
Boston, MA24 contributions
Apr 2023
I am a huge fragrance fan so I was looking forward to this tour and it exceeded my expectations. It had the perfect mix of history and facts about fragrance. I learned a lot more than I expected and highly recommend this to anyone visiting Cologne.
Written 28 June 2023
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Bren
Ottawa152 contributions
We likely wouldn’t have found this tour had it not been for the amazing reviews here. The actor giving the tour was fantastic and really brought the material to life. I dragged my husband along but he enjoyed the tour as much as I did. Would 100% recommend.
Written 30 May 2023
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Tia J
Wiesbaden, Germany29 contributions
Our guide was animated and really took what could have been a dry subject and made it interesting. It was about 45 min and I had to run across the street about halfway through to take my 6 year old to the bathroom. They were kind enough to let me rejoin the tour where we got back.
-You cannot take pictures ANYWHERE inside.
- There are no bathrooms.
- This your involves steps and there is no elevator.
- Not recommended for those under 8.
- Not recommended for those sensitive to smells.
It was fascinating to learn about how and why eau de Cologne was made vs how they create perfume today. You also get to bring home a small bottle of the scent.
Written 21 April 2023
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Thanks for your review. The Farina house is a historic building under monument protection, to which we cannot make any changes. Unfortunately, there is no elevator and no guest toilet. However, we already point this out on our website, i.e. you knew both beforehand. Photos are not possible in the Fragrance Museum, but are welcome in our historic sale, where we have also set up a selfie corner.You also have the option of downloading images from our website free of charge. Also, we think everyone is aware that a fragrance museum is about fragrance. And those who are sensitive to scents will think very carefully about booking the tour. We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour.
Written 24 April 2023
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RBManc
Manchester, UK49 contributions
I didn't realise the tour needed booking but the were able to fit us in the following day. This is strangely good fun, informative and interesting. The little Italian lady host is excellent. We got a 4ml freebie at the end. I would recommend this as a great way to spend an hour
Written 12 April 2023
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