The Skulpturenpark Köln was founded in 1997 through the private initiative of Drs. Michael and Eleonore Stoffel and has since gained an unrivalled reputation within the national and international art community as well as amongst the general public. The concept of combining permanent and temporary exhibitions means that a broad spectrum of contemporary sculptures is presented to the visitor; the eight different temporary exhibitions between 1997 and 2015 and the respective catalogues have underlined the importance of these works.
Following the death of the founders, the non-profit Skulpturenpark Köln Foundation was formed and given the remit to secure the future of the Skulpturenpark as a public institution. The city of Cologne has financially supported the Skulpturenpark on a yearly basis since 2013 and so makes a vital contribution to the preservation of the Skulpturenpark Köln as a place where a unique symbiosis of nature and art generates artistic dialogue and personal reflection.
The 35,000 square metre Skulpturenpark Köln is embedded in the Cologne city landscape and represents an oasis of peace, the perfect place for contemplation and appreciation of the contemporary sculptures. It lies in the triangle formed by the Zoobrücke, the Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer and the Riehler Straße. Pieces are on view by artists ranging from Anish Kapoor to Heimo Zobernig.Source: http://www.skulpturenparkkoeln.de