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Gefion Fountain

Address: Churchillparken, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #30 of 211 Attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Fountains, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Gefion Fountain is situated close to the harbour waterfront of Copenhagen, just a few metres from Sankt Albans Church, reviewed separately by me. The fountain is remarkable for its sheer size. Completed in 1908, and later extensively renovated in the first four years of the 21C, it was donated to the city by the Carlsberg brewery to commemorate its... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Another great spot to visit next to Kastellet, and St Alban's Church. In winter is off but in the summer months is very beautiful. All the Tour buses stop there so make sure to visit it in the mornings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a great fountain, unfortunately not running while I was there. But the whole area is really nice to walk around if you have the time

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After/Before being disappointed by the "mighty" Little Mermaid, you should stick around and walk in the area as it offers some nice and relaxing surroundings/attractions (Kastellet, Kastelkirken, St Alban church, Langeline, etc). One of the attraction is the Gefion fountain, that locals and tourists use as a wishing well (especially if you are trying to conceive a child or if... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I walked to the Little Mermaid statue, which I recommend, because walking near the water on the way there, and you can pass by the Royal Danish Play Hose, the Opera, Amaliehaven. Also, near to the Little Mermaid is Gefion Fountain, I was pleasantly surprised. It is big, loud and magnificent.

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Orangeville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Wasn't on when I was there but looked like a massive fountain that I could only imagine is glorious when on, if there in the summer stop to see it.

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The magnificent fountain. Its historical legends make it more worthy to be enjoy.Around the fountain is open, it has a special momentum standing there.for me,watching this fountain and imagine the legendary story is very interesting.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were making our way to see the little mermaids and we stumbled on this beautiful structure, it seems to entrance you, it's stunning. Don't miss it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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Amsterdam
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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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