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Gefion Fountain

Churchillparken, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #32 of 207 attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Monuments/ Statues
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Pretty nice ! I wouldn't recommand to moove there just for it, but if you'ré going to the mermaid or just biking around, it's nice to see :)

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You'll probablt pass this statue/ fountain on your way to see the little mermaid and it's worth a look, especially in the evening when it is cleverly lit

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This was a great little surprise that we stumbled upon during our walk down the waterfront toward the little mermaid. Makes for a great photo op

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful as the church behind. This district is incredible elegant and for sure worth a visit. Take the harbour walk from new harbour to the little mermaid!!

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Waldenbuch, Germany
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The fountain itself is beautifully done but it is the story of the fountain's character and charm that stole the moment for me. Be sure to read about the legend that this fountain is about. As a women, it was empowering and great to see such an expression of art. The garden area around it is well worth a visit... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Gefion Fountain is quite a spectacular sculpture, showing a Norse God trying to tame 4 raging bulls. It is a nice photo stop along the coastal walk to the north of the city which leads to the LIttle Mermaid about 5 minutes further on. Water won't necessarily be flowing when you visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 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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90 helpful votes 90 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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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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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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