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Cologne in Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
 

Johann Maria Farina and Eau de Cologne

 
 
Johann Maria Farina and Eau de Cologne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 13, 2019
1. Johann Maria Farina and Eau de Cologne Marker
Inscription.  
Im Jahre 1709 wurde die älteste
bestehende Kölnischewasserfabrik
gegründet. Hier an dieser Stelle
"Gegenuber"
dem Jülichs-Platz stellte schon
Johann Maria
Farina

(1685-1766)
sein 'Aqua Mirabilis' her. Das als
Eau de Cologne
in aller Welt berühmt wurde. Noch
heute wird von den Nachkommen der
Gründerfamilie nach alten, geheimen
Vorschriften echt Kölnisch Wasser
hergestellt.

(English translation:)

In 1709 the oldest the existing cologne factory was founded here at this site, "Opposite Jülich's Square", by Johann Maria Farina (1685-1766), producing an 'Aqua Mirabilis' that became famous all over the world as "Eau de Cologne", which is still manufactured today by Farina's descendants according to the old secret formulation.
 
Location. 50° 56.262′ N, 6° 57.486′ E. Marker is in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, in Köln. Marker is at the intersection of Obenmarspforten and Unter Goldschmied

Johann Maria Farina and Eau de Cologne Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 13, 2019
2. Johann Maria Farina and Eau de Cologne Marker - wide view
The building is now a fragrance museum.
, on the left when traveling east on Obenmarspforten. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Obenmarspforten 21, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia 50667, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pfarrkirche St. Laurenz / Parish Church of St. Laurenz (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Teilstück des Römischen Abwasserkanals / Section of Roman Sewage System (about 150 meters away); Brauhaus Früh am Dom / The 'Frueh at the Cathedral' Brewery (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Seitenportal des römischen Nordtores/ Side Portal of North Roman Gate (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Kapelle St. Victor / St. Victor Chapel (approx. half a kilometer away); Dominican Monastery Site and Albertus Magnus (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Georg Simon Ohm (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Dr. Friedrich Joseph Haass (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cologne.
 
Also see . . .  Johann Maria Farina gegenüber dem Jülichs-Platz (Wikipedia). "Johann Maria Farina gegenüber dem Jülichs-Platz GmbH (English: John Maria Farina opposite Jülich's Square) is the world's oldest eau de Cologne and perfume factory. It was founded at the beginning of the 18th century by Giovanni Maria Farina (German: Johann Maria Farina), an Italian perfume maker who started his business in 1709..... The French name "Jean Marie Farina
Johann Maria Farina portrait plaque - located above the entrance image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 13, 2019
3. Johann Maria Farina portrait plaque - located above the entrance
vis à vis de la place Juliers" and the short form "Farina gegenüber" were also commonly used over a long period of time....The company is still run by the founder’s descendants, who are the eighth generation of family members. The company has held royal warrants as purveyors of perfume to the German, French, Italian and British Royal Families. The company headquarters and birthplace of eau de Cologne are both to be found in Farina House in Cologne, Germany, where the Farina Fragrance Museum is also located." (Submitted on April 9, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gedenktafel
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 8, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on April 16, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on April 9, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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