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. Make Gefionspringvandet a part of your Copenhagen vacation plans using our Copenhagen travel itinerary planner.
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  • I found it interesting, but mostly for its history. Anyway well done, are represented in admirable fashion figures. Visit, or at least a picture.
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  • As i wrote in a review of Kastellet, this a good bike ride to include the fountain, The Little Mermaid and Kastellet. There were some tourists there when we arrived, but the majority were at the Littl...  more »
  • What a beautiful fountain. Lots of tourist come here, but move on quickly as it is just a stop for a photo. St Albans Church us nearby. You also get great views a the harbour from here too.  more »

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