Fragrance Museum Farina-House

Admire in the Duftmuseum (Fragrnce Museum) in Farina-House the almost 300 years old history of fragrance and culture starting with the world of Rococo. In the “Fragrance Chamber“ you can enter a perfumers’s world. If you like, you may soak up the scent of most diverse essences. Detailed descriptions – on the production of essences or the enfleurage process for example – give a vivid impression of a perfumer's work, creativity and indispensable gift.

The original cellar vaults where the scents were produced almost 300 years ago can be accessed via a staircase. A cedar wood barrel from the beginnings of the company has outlasted time. And a replica of a distillery similar to that Giovanni Maria Farina employed in the 18th century depicts the high art of distillation. Pictures show extracts of the development of perfume production during three centuries.


For further information please visit the homepage of the museum.



Farina-Haus Obenmarspforten 21
50667 Köln
T +49 221 399 89 94
F +49 221 399 89 95

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday 10 – 19 o’ clock
Saturday 11 – 16 o’ clock


Entrance Fee: 5 € per person
Guided tours for groups up to 20 people, duration ca. 45 minutes.
Regular private tours in English 100 € (up to 20 people, admission included)


Public transport

Public transport
rail service, local trains (S-Bahn): "Hauptbahnhof" (5 to 10 min walk)
underground: “Dom/Hauptbahnhof” (5-10 min walk)
tram: "Heumarkt"
Bus: "Rathaus"
Car parks
Am Dom / An Farina / Groß St-Martin