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Gefionspringvandet

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Address: Churchillparken, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat
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Copenhagen Panoramic City Tour with Harbor Cruise
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Copenhagen Panoramic City Tour with Tivoli Gardens

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Spectacular Fountain

We happened across this beautiful fountain on the hop on hop off bus. Winter time, there was no water running on the fountain, but you can still admire the beauty of the fountain... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened across this beautiful fountain on the hop on hop off bus. Winter time, there was no water running on the fountain, but you can still admire the beauty of the fountain. Must be quite a photo op during warmer season.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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 taken out of commission in 1999 so that refurbishment could take place. The fountain resumed life again in 2004 and has been in use ever since.... More 

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Thank Ros D
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I am completely in love with this statue and I will vote as the best one. The fountain depicts the mythical story of the creation of the island of Zealand on which Copenhagen is located. The story goes that she turn her 4 sons into oxen to plow the land.

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Thank AneNemro
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stumbled across this fountain when leaving Kastellet and it was beautiful. Add some sunbeams and you get a magnificent view!

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Gefion fountain whilst not working during the winter, is a magnificent statue with an interesting myth. The Norse goddess Gefjun traveled through Sweden disguised as a homeless woman. When she came in front of King Gylfi, he granted her as much land as she could plow in one day. Gefun summoned her four sons, and turned them into oxen.... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We've visited this fountain in the Summer 2016, and it was so vibrant with all the water. It tells the mythical story of the creation of the island of Zealand on which Copenhagen is located. It also is a place of wishing well and everyone throws a coin for a wish. Strongly recommend it

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Nice sculpture / statue of Gefion. Try to learn the story before you go. Major remodel completed, though no water in wintertime.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately at this time of year there is no water in the fountain, spoils it really. But beautiful and worth the time.

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Parkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We went in October and there was not water running down the fountain, but I imagine with water it is magnificent. Still worth the visit to Kastellet Park. I hIghly recommend biking this park. If you walk you will not get to see it all. It is beautiful. You see St. Albans church, the Little Mermaid, a battery, a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

lovely for a photo. the church beside is sweet too and the clergy are very welcoming. they do look for a small donation though to see the church

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Inner Oesterbro
Home to the largest number of embassies in Copenhagen, Inner Oesterbro has Østerbrogade and Nordre Frihavnsgade streets where shopping for clothes and modern Danish design is a must, particularly if you're not on at budget. There exists a great array of cafés and restaurants, from the reasonably priced to pricier Michelin ones. Fælledparken, one of the largest recreational areas in Denmark, is a park home to the Copenhagen Carnival as well as one of the world’s largest relay runs, with thousands of teams competing over several days.
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