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Address: Churchillparken, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Legend of Zealand formation

It’s an impressive fountain/monument near Kastellet. We accidentally walked by after visiting Little Mermaid. It’s the legend of Norse Goddess Gefjun transformed her 4 sons into... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 June 2016
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

It's a fountain with a statue, that's all. Perhaps everybody is so positive about it here because they came from the mermaid and were disappointed by her. Anyway, I do not recommend to make a detour to see this (just nice) fountain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

It’s an impressive fountain/monument near Kastellet. We accidentally walked by after visiting Little Mermaid. It’s the legend of Norse Goddess Gefjun transformed her 4 sons into oxen and pulled land of Sweden (some said Lake Vanern, largest lake in Sweden with similar size and shape) to form Zealand (Island where Copenhagen is). It’s not just a fountain with water flowing... More 

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. Lots of history in the area. Lots of beautiful architecture. Take a boat trip and see Copenhagen that way too.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Used as a wishing fountain by many tourists, Gefion fountain is one of the largest monument in Copenhagen. It is located near the Langelinie waterfront (a few minutes distance by foot from the Little Mermaid) and it features a large group of strong oxen pulling the plough of legendary Norse goddess Gefion. Best to be visited in the mornings before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful looking fountain, you have to see it for some time to understand it and appreciate it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is one of those sights that you just stumble over. Located closed to the Freedom museum and the Little Mermaid, the the Gefion Fountain is. You haven't really expected it, but it is impressive andit is really worth to stop and admire, especially one day it is is working. This part of Copenhagen is a gem of sights!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a lovely fountain with large animals featured at the top. Very pretty. It's located close to The Little Mermaid (about a few minutes walk if that) so it's worthwhile visiting both attractions at the same time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The drama of the setting and sculpture is worth the trip. Walk along the wharf to get there and stroll through the adjacent gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Nice stroll through the park to this fountain which is pretty on a nice summers day, call in to the Anglican Church while wandering by

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This beautiful fountain is found on the way to see The Little Mermaid. It's worth stopping to admire. We posed for pictures with it, and if you go to the top, you get an amazing view from behind the fountain.

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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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