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Gefionspringvandet, Copenhagen
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Located on the waterfront of Copenhagen, Gefionspringvandet is the largest and most impressive fountain in the city. Designed by Danish artist Anders Bundgaard and installed in 1908, the fountain was donated by the Carlsberg Foundation in honor of the brewery's 50-year anniversary. Take a closer look at the sculpting, and notice that it depicts the mythical creation story behind the island of Zealand. Here, the goddess Gefjun has turned her four sons into oxen in order to plow the land, after King Gylfi promised to give her whatever territory she was able to plow in one night's time. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gefionspringvandet by using our Copenhagen itinerary planner.
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  • Truly spectacular! I found myself completely in awe of the workmanship and walked around it several times so that I could appreciate its beauty. It was donated by the Carlsberg Foundation in 1887 and ...  more »
  • Little known statue and publicized but being just steps from Little Mermaid almost all run nearby. Impressive and very well made earns so much charm if it turns out the legend that inspires it.
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  • Large fountain in front of the Church st. Alban and Kastellet. Close to sirenettaVale worth it.
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