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Fragrance Museum Farina-Haus

Fragrance Museum Farina-Haus
Fragrance Museum, Cologne

The Farina fragrance museum is situated across from the town-hall, and near the famous Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in the Obenmarspforten street in Cologne. Founded in 1709, John Maria Farina opposite the Jülichs Place is the eldest fragrance factory still standing and has housed the registered office since 1723.

The museum provides over several floors a very detailed insight into the production methods of perfume throughout the various stages. The focus is primarily laid on Eau de Cologne, and you will therefore discover some particular technical devices such as distillation apparatus which were once used. In addition to the equipment, you will also be able to witness the evolution thanks to various pictures and documents which help trace back history. Moreover, as copyright didn’t exist in those days, a great deal of imitations and forgeries of Eau de Cologne rapidly appeared on the market and a certain number of them are also presented in the museum. Further details as to the changes in the manufacturing of Farina Eau de Cologne are also on display.

Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm.

Admission: 5 €.

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Address: Obenmarspforten 21, 50667 Köln
Tags: Cologne, Museum, Perfume

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