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Gefion Fountain

Churchillparken, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #31 of 209 Attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Monuments/ Statues
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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stlouis,usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW 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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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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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Every detail of this fountain has captured my attention. You need at least one hour to observe and enjoy the richness of this beautiful piece of art. The expressions in the faces, specially the bulls. It is also beautiful at night, with beautiful lights.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are around the Amatienborg Palace, or the Little Mermaid, it is worth the stop at the Fountain. Picturesque and beautiful!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Don't forget to read carefully your guide book. The story that this fountaint represents it's very interesting! You can almost see her tearing that part of land!

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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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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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