Dropped Cone


street art/ art in public space
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream: Since 2001, the "Dropped Cone" has adorned the roof of the shopping gallery at Neumarkt. The sculpture by the Pop Art artist couple Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg was inspired by the advertising signs of the surrounding ice cream parlours and refers in its modified form to the transience of consumption. The artwork thus intervenes in the immediate surroundings and comments humorously on one of the central traffic and shopping junctions in Cologne's city centre. In the same way, the crooked tip of the ice cream cone blends into the city skyline with its many straight church towers.


General Information

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  • Suitable for any weather

  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • for families

  • for individual guests

  • Suitable for the Elderly


Neumarkt is one of Cologne's central transport hubs. The station of the same name is optimally connected to the inner-city rail network (lines 1,3,4,7,9,16,18). Neumarkt can be reached on foot from Cologne's main railway station in approx. 20 minutes.


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50667 Köln

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Dropped Cone

50667 Köln


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