4711 – Cologne’s Original Eau de Cologne

4711 Cologne Fountain - © Travel Signposts

A Visit to 4711 Eau de Cologne, the city’s oldest internationally famous brands: Eau de Cologne was first invented in the city of Cologne in 1709 when Johann Maria Farina named his elixir Eau de Cologne (Water of Cologne) in honour of his new home. He had moved to Cologne from Santa Maria Maggiore by […]

Travel to Cologne | Rhine River Cruise

Cologne Cathedral

A city of towering spires: As our riverboat approaches the city of Cologne, the three landmark buildings that stand out boldly from the Rhine River are the towering spires of Cologne Cathedral, the Groß St. Martin and the Rathaus.  We hop into little green and gold trains which at first sight look and feel a […]