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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

Please note our changed opening hours: Mon–Sat, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Opening times
Mon – Fri: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sat: 11.00 am – 5.00 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Decorative bottles and valuable historical documents; medals and certificates spanning more than two centuries and many different countries – small treasures which provide fascinating insights into the 4711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 rich heritage of 4711! Our public guided tours of the fragrance museum appeal to all your senses: every Saturday, beginning at 1pm, €7 per person, duration approx. 50 min, in German. On request, we also offer guided tours for groups of between 10 and 25 people in German, English, French and Dutch. School classes from the city of Cologne benefit from a concessionary price of €5. To join 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



Due to measures to contain SARS-CoV-2 virus infections, we will suspend all events until further notice. We ask for your understanding.


Fragrance Workshop

At Glockengasse in Cologne, you can compose your very own Eau de Cologne under expert guidance and find out how a perfumer works their magic. The public fragrance seminar takes place on Saturdays from 2.30 pm to 4 pm and is given in German. It lasts about 90 minutes and costs €38 per person.
We also offer fragrance seminars for groups of between 10 and 30 people. They cost €30 per person and are organised in German, English and French.
School classes in groups of at least 15 people up to a maximum of 30 people benefit from a discounted price of €15 (minimum age is 14 years).

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.


Due to measures to contain SARS-CoV-2 virus infections, we will suspend all events until further notice. We ask for your understanding.

Press & News

In our MÄURER & WIRTZ press portal, you can find press releases, downloadable image material, and direct contact options for our press and PR spokespeople.