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Gefion Fountain

Churchillparken, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #28 of 205 attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Monuments/ Statues
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Take a break at the Gefion fountain while taking in the views of surrounding esplanade and church. Great place to sit on a warm day to catch mist from the fountain.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

So, you are sitting here at your computer deciding "Should I go to this fountain? Is it cool??" Here is the answer: No, it is not cool. Imagine any large-ish fountain you have seen. This is like that one. Bam, done. saved you the time. However, it IS really fun to ride bikes up and down this part of the... More

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Malaga, Spain
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1,940 helpful votes 1,940 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Gefion Fountain is a very beautiful fountain and the sculptures convey strength. The Danish artist Anders Bundgaard was the person who designed this fountain, and the fountain was completed in 1908.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

You'll notice that Danes love strolling and riding bikes. As a result, they seem to have placed fountains and statues seemingly around every corner. While few of the pieces are breathtaking or otherwise significant, it collectively makes for more scenic walks. The Gefion fountain is part of a very attractive walk along the waterfront stretching between the Citadel (Kastellet) and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The fountain looks a little to kitsch. Lots of people talking photos but I had a hard time locating a spot that shows the sculpture and not the 2 other levels of water jets and lots of cables for lights. If you are going past, take a photo and move on.

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I think this is one of the most beautiful areas in Copenhagen. Right next to the citadel and the Anglican church. The fountain itself hold a history from the Danish mythology and you can continue your walk to the Little Mermaid.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This beautiful fountain is just over 100 years old. It features the goddess Gefion with her 4 oxen. Some folk legend connects this scene to the mythical creation of Denmark. Either way, it's a lovely fountain by the waterfront and Kastellet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Gefion Fountain :s a large fountain on the harbour front in Copenhagen.It was designed by Danish artist Anders Bundgaard, who sculpted the naturalistic figures 1897-99. The basins and decorations were completed in 1908. The fountain was first activated on July 14, 1908. The fountain underwent extensive renovations starting in 1999. The fountain was out of commission for many years,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

If you head up to the Little Mermaid you can include this on the walk. It is quite an impressive fountain located next to the church. Worth a viewing!

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Nova Lima, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Gefion fountain is located near the Little Mermaid and the Kastellet. It pays tribute to a goddess or heroine, to whom the King of Sweden promised as much land as she could plow in a single day. The turned her four sons (despite being a virgin!) into bulls, and did it. Denmark enter the story because the dirt they... More

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