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Gefion Fountain

Churchillparken, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #32 of 191 Attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Monuments/ Statues, Outdoors
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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous fountain that you will certainly walk past on your way to the little Mermaid. Take some time to see it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It is a large fountain on the harbour front of Copenhagen, near the Kastellet. The figures on the top of it, a group animals is being driven by the goddest, Gefjun. It was donated to the city of Copenhagen by the Carlsberg Foundation on the occasion of the brewery’s 50-year anniversary. Nowadays it is used as a wishing well

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Warren, Massachusetts
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448 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Built in 1908, Gelfion Fountain is not only the most impressive fountain in Copenhagen - it's also the largest. The goddess Gelfion has turned her four sons into oxen and uses them to plow a huge area in one night. In turn she was given the land. She picked it up and tossed it into the sea, creating the island... More

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Santa Monica, California
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46 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

You see the Little Mermaid, and it's just a little mermaid statue. Then you see Gefion Fountain and it's incredible. It's huge and all the figures around it somewhat tell a story. And it's a fountain. And I thought it was fairly unique in both the sculpture and the water features. I was very impressed.

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Silver Spring, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This beautiful fountain is a very worthwhile place to stop, just a short walk from the statue of the little little mermaid. While we visited the fountain in the early morning, am certain at night it would be very impressive illuminated (which I have only seen in a Danish movie) this is a great place to take a few photographs.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Walking through the Churchill Park on my way to the Little Mermaid, I came across this fountain with an impressive sculpture on top of a 3 tiered wedding cake-like fountain. What struck me about the sculpture was, there were oxen instead of horses and water spraying out at the rear of the chariot-like thing. What I learned was that it... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Out of all the fountains and statues in copenhagen this one turned out to be my favourite one. I appreciated the water coming out the animals nose and also the way it looks like she is moving through the water. It's in a lovely park and very close to the mermaid statue

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

this has great history, fantastic setting and one of the more photogenic settings in copenhagen. really enjoyed this fountain and will likely use a photo for decorative purposes. it is easily accessible and shouldnt be missed.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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83 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a breathtaking sculpture and fountain. It features Gefion riding a chariot and whipping four bulls, her sons whom she's transformed to plow up land according to the Norse myth. There are beautiful details, such as the snakes and cherubs whose mouths spit water into the fountain. It's a beautiful image!

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice fountain, close to the mermaid and free. Worth taking a look whilst riding around on the bikes you've hired. If you haven't hired a bike then you should do so right now!

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