Fragrance Museum

Local nameDuftmuseum im Farina-Haus
LocationCologne, Germany

The Farina Fragrance Museum is situated across from Cologne City Hall, and near the famous Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in the Obenmarspforten in Innenstadt, Cologne. Founded in 1709, John Maria Farina opposite the Jülichs Place is the eldest fragrance factory still standing and houses the registered office since 1723.

Over several floors, the museum provides a very detailed insight into the production methods of perfume throughout the various stages. The focus is primarily laid on Eau de Cologne, and one will therefore discover some particular technical devices such as distillation apparatus which were once used. In addition to the equipment, one will also be able to witness the evolution thanks to various pictures and documents which help trace back history.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 10 am - 7 pm
Sun: 11 am - 5 pm

The museum can be visited with a guided tour only. English tours must be reserved in advance. For regular German tours, please check the website.


General guided tour:
Adults: 5 €
Children (up to 10): free

Historical guided tour:
Adults: 9 €
Students: 7 €
Children (up to 10): free

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +49 221-399 89 94

Address Obenmarspforten 21, 50667 Köln, Germany

Coordinates 50°56'15.915" N 6°57'28.536" E

Tours and activities: Fragrance Museum

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