Where the brand began. 4711 up close.

Discover the place where world-famous colognes have been created since 1792: The House of 4711. Surrounded by fascinating architecture, you can immerse yourself in the world of 4711. Discover the history of the brand in a guided tour, create your own cologne in a fragrance seminar, or get to know the ingredients with our fragrance experiences. Whatever you choose, your visit will be unforgettable.

A particular highlight: Our fragrance fountain.

A particular highlight: Our fragrance fountain.

Sound advice? A must for us!

A moving history shapes icons. The origin of 4711.

Tourist magnet: The chime sounds at the full hour

Historical guided tours - History alive

How did the name 4711 come about? And what secrets lie behind the recipe of “Aqua Mirabilis”? In the historical guided tour, you gain interesting insights into the tradition-rich history of 4711. What about a little break at the fragrance fountain of Original Eau de Cologne? Precious individual exhibits showcase the brand’s long history. It is simply a must for any Cologne enthusiast.

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Historical guided tours - History alive

Even more to fascinate you. The museum.

Even more to fascinate you. The museum.

Fragrance seminars - Delve into fragrances

Top note, heart note, base note – it is not without reason that the creation of a fragrance has been compared to the composition of music. Find out exactly how the creative craft of a perfumer works in our fragrance seminar. What is of true importance? A fine nose! And you will be putting yours to the test. Here, you can create your very own Eau de Cologne to take away with you.

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Fragrance seminars - Delve into fragrances

Fragrance experience - For all the senses

In our fragrance experience, you can experience the ingredients of our iconic 4711 Original Eau de Cologne in a special way with a unique four-course menu! Your olfactory and culinary senses will guide you to the perfect fragrance for you, with complementing fragrance oils and in the wonderful atmosphere of the museum. Enjoy this unique sensory experience here.

Upcoming schedule:
11/12/2021

14/05/2022
06/08/2022
15/10/2022
10/12/2022

The fragrance experience can also be booked for groups of 20–60

people on request.

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Fragrance experience - For all the senses

Find your own Eau de Cologne

The House of 4711, at 4 Glockengasse, is within easy walking distance of Cologne Cathedral.


Due to the measures taken to contain COVID-19 virus infections, we are only allowed to admit a limited number of visitors.

A negative test is not required for this.


Dufthaus 4711 - Opening hours

Monday – Saturday
11.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Sunday
Closed