4711 – Cologne’s Original Eau de Cologne

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 … [Read more...]

Visiting Cologne on a Rhine River Cruise

COLOGNE IS 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 … [Read more...]