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Gefionspringvandet, Copenhagen

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Fountain Monument
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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  • Located on the waterfront of Copenhagen, is the most impressive supply of the city. They say that it was donated by the Carlsberg Foundation in honor of the 50th anniversary of the brewery. It represents the story of the mythical creation where the goddess Gefjon has become their four children oxen to plow the land.
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  • A really large and impressive water feature within a short walking distance from the Little Mermaid, Anglican Church and Kastellet. It does get busy with selfie stick waving tourists but if you can to...  more »
  • Located between lots of other things to see, this fountain is worth so much its history is interesting. The goddess GEFION transformed his 4 sons in bull so that they create a Groove separating the Denmark of the SEELAND Island (the largest island of the Denmark). Pay attention to the nasal Bulls :).) To get there, you can walk (1 hour) since the Center, bus 1 A or the hop on hop off
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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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