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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  • An amazing story about what shows this fountain, very encouraged to see the construction of a group of carved in stone. Although the fountain did not work (March) is definitely worth a read the legend of the goddess Geofion and come see how the myth turned into a real performance. Surroundings of the fountains very pleasant, very photogenic. It is worth the most go there for a walk on the way to the Mermaid.
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  • You can see how this is impressive when running and even in the winter it is a very good statue if nothing else.  more »
  • We were fortunate to have a local friend who guided us through this area and what an experience - so beautiful and so interesting - to me it was especially nice even with the thick snow and the water ...  more »
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