4711 House of Fragrances, Cologne

4711 House of Fragrances, Cologne (must see)

4711 (pronounced "forty-seven eleven" or "siebenundvierzig elf") is the Eau de Cologne brand of Mäurer & Wirtz and is produced in Stolberg near Aachen, Germany. At the beginning of the 18th century, Italian expatriate Johann Maria Farina (1685-1766) created a new fragrance and named it Eau de Cologne ("water from Cologne"), after his new residence, Cologne. In the course of the 18th century, the fragrance became increasingly popular. Mülhens opened a small factory at Cologne's Klöckergasse (name changed in the 19th century to Glockengasse) and began manufacturing his own version of the fragrance. In later years, his grandson Ferdinand Mülhens chose a new name for the firm and their product. He chose the number 4711, a number that the city of Cologne had assigned to Wilhelm Mülhens' future residence on the eve of the French Revolution.

Why You Should Visit:
The only shop where you should sample & buy 4711 in Germany. Many scents to choose from!

Tip:
You can create your own perfume or just look for different types of souvenirs for family and friends.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:30am–6:30pm; Sat: 9.30am–6pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Cologne, Germany within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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4711 House of Fragrances on Map

Sight Name: 4711 House of Fragrances
Sight Location: Cologne, Germany
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Shopping Tour of Cologne  

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