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Experience the 4711 House of Fragrances

Just a few minutes’ walk from Cologne Cathedral stands the 4711 House of Fragrances, the place where we have been creating unique and world-famous colognes since 1792. In our flagship store, you can explore the richly-faceted variety of the brand and have the opportunity to experience the history of the House of Fragrances and its iconic ORIGINAL EAU DE COLOGNE.

Discover the world of fragrances from a completely new side at one of our events:

The guided historic tour – “Smelling history”
The fragrance seminar – “Create your own cologne”

We look forward to your visit.
Your 4711 team

House of 4711
Glockengasse 4
D-50667 Köln

Opening times
Mon – Fri: 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Sat: 9.30 am – 6 pm

The Fragrance Fount

Anyone stepping inside the shop in the Glockengasse is immediately immersed in a unique atmosphere: the fragrance fount exudes the light and vital fragrance of 4711 Original Eau de Cologne, 4711’s classic product.

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The Exhibits

Decorative bottles and valuable historical documents; medals and certificates spanning more than two centuries and many different countries – small treasures which provide fascinating insights into the 4711 brand’s multi-faceted fragrance history.

The Gobelin Tapestry

An impressive 4.5 by 3.5 metres in size, 4.6 million stitches,
and 300 different colour variations – the Gobelin tapestry, which shows the famous legend of the house number allocation in 1796, was created in 1964 on the occasion of the House of Fragrances’ reopening. 12 embroiderers worked on it for one and a half years!

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The Glockenspiel

At the top of every hour, the Glockenspiel plays in turn La Marseillaise, The Faithful Hussar, and a seasonally adapted song. The Glockenspiel’s figurines depict the legendary scene of the house number allocation.

Ready for Take-off

At Cologne Bonn Airport, the 4711 shop-in-shop by Gebr. Heinemann is conquering passengers’ hearts. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of 4711 fragrances.

Enjoy expert advice and discover the full variety of 4711 fragrances. The ideal “stop-over” on your next journey! We look forward to seeing you!

Where? In the duty-free area at Terminal 1


For 225 years, 4711 has been stimulating, inspiring, and exciting people around the world. What with? “Fragrance”, “Duft”, “Perfume”, “Profumo”, “芳香”, and “Parfum” would be the multilingual answers, but above all: “Eau de Cologne”.

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Guided Historical Tours

Discover the tradition-rich history of 4711! Our public guided tours of the Fragrance Museum appeal to all your senses: every Saturday; start time 1 pm; € 7 per person; duration approx. 60 minutes. On request, we also offer guided tours in German, English, French and Dutch for groups of at least 10 people and a maximum of 25 people. For school classes, approx. 45 minutes and €5 per person. To take part in a guided tour, please use our registration form.

Please note: Not wheelchair-accessible

If you have any questions, please call us and we will be happy to assist: +49(0)221.270999-11

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Fragrance Workshop

In Cologne's Glockengasse, you can blend your own personal eau de cologne under the instruction of experts and learn about the perfumer's art. The public fragrance seminar is held in German and takes place on Thursdays from 3 pm to 4.30 pm. It lasts approx. 90 minutes and cost €38 per person.

We also offer fragrance seminars for groups of 10 to a maximum of 30 people. These cost €30 per person and take place in German, English and French.

For school students in groups of at least 15 to 30 people, the seminar costs €10 per person.
Please note: Not wheelchair-accessible



If you have any questions, please call us and we will be happy to assist: +49(0)221.270999-11 - or use our

Contact form.


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