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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. Make Gefionspringvandet a part of your Copenhagen vacation plans using our Copenhagen travel itinerary planner.
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  • Such a pretty fountain with plenty of water gushing out and cascading down the stepped levels. The statue on top matches well with the rest of the fountain. It is in a lovely area of Copenhagen near.....  more »
  • This shows the godess Gefion plowing a field to create a lake and an island. It is impressive with all the sculpturing and the running water.  more »
  • Beautiful fountain next to the Kastellet and the Churchill Park. Just go in the summer, or the water won't be running.
  • Beautiful and life like fountain that shows the authority of humans in controlling and managing powerful natural and even unnatural forces. A very potent symbol of human power.

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