The similarity between the French name for the city that English-speakers have also adopted ("Cologne") and the fragrance is no accident: Cologne's is its birthplace. And "No. 4711" just happens to be the oldest and best-known brand. At this venerable house with its gold-plated, cologne-bubbling fountain, the traveler can join the around 60,000 visitors a year and sniff through the impressive selection of perfumes, colognes, and other fragrances. A fragrance workshop is also offered.
Glockengasse 4, Cologne, Germany