What to buy in Cologne?
When shopping in Cologne, you can’t go past a bottle of the iconic Eau de Cologne N° 4711. While the name has become synonymous with fragrance the world over, the original Eau de Cologne was invented by expatriate Italian perfumer, John Maria Farina and named it in honour of his new hometown, Cologne. The exact composition is still a closely guarded secret but it contains a special blend of high-quality ingredients and essential oils that will give you an olfactory Cologne souvenir that will take you back to your holiday in Cologne whenever your heart desires. You can find Eau de Cologne 4711 in many shopping areas, especially in the Old Town around the Town Hall.