Gefionspringvandet
Gefionspringvandet
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Neighborhood: Inner Oesterbro
Home to the largest number of embassies in Copenhagen, Inner Oesterbro has Østerbrogade and Nordre Frihavnsgade streets where shopping for clothes and modern Danish design is a must, particularly if you're not on at budget. There exists a great array of cafés and restaurants, from the reasonably priced to pricier Michelin ones. Fælledparken, one of the largest recreational areas in Denmark, is a park home to the Copenhagen Carnival as well as one of the world’s largest relay runs, with thousands of teams competing over several days.
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  • RYC88
    Centreville, Virginia1,284 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful fountain with a story to tell
    Fabulous fountain with such a wonderful piece of art. The interpretation of the story of the goddess plowing the earth to become Zealand is wonderful. Definitely worth a stop. Also, when you are going by the Little Mermaid statue nearby, make sure to walk a little further to the Marine Monument - another excellent art piece.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 21, 2023
  • ruthandvern
    Wilton, California16,023 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous!
    This historic and legendary fountain is larger than life. The Goddess and her oxen feel like they are in movement as the water rushes around them. Very powerful imagery. There are subtle inclusions in the relief, two large snakes at the lower end as well as the two cherubs spouting water into the pool.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom3,611 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Powerful imagery created from moving water
    This fountain is one of several things to see in the immediate area. It features the Norse god Gefjon ploughing the sea to create the island of Zealand. The location means the fountain on a raised area can be viewed from any side. The way moving water portrays the plough is effective and is definitely worth a short visit for to admire the artistry in its construction.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Ronald R
    Stromness, United Kingdom317 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Fountain with Historic Norse Iconography must see when heading to the Little Mermaid
    On the way out to the Little Mermaid we found this gem. This fountain was styled on the Norse goddess Gefjon (She has many other spellings) an Earth Goddess who was responsible for the ploughing of the sea to create the area around Copenhagen. It is a large cascade fountain showing Gefjon and her oxen team ploughing the fountain water , which with the flowing water is a very clever effect. I am in no way normally that impressed with the arts, but i loved this and the rest of our group were also glad we had seen it. It is in a nice area and has a distinctive little church on the right hand side as you go down the side of the cascade. There were a few little food vans around as well. So all in all i found this more memorable that the must see iconic Little Mermaid. Just my opinion mind you, but i would recommend to go and see for yourselves.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 25, 2024
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This fountain is one of several things to see in the immediate area. It features the Norse god Gefjon ploughing the sea to create the island of Zealand. The location means the fountain on a raised area can be viewed from any side. The way moving water portrays the plough is effective and is definitely worth a short visit for to admire the artistry in its construction.
Written August 8, 2023
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a huge magnificent fountain which attracts many tourists. You can find it on your way to or from the Little Mermaid.
It was given to the city by the Carlsberg brewery. It features the Norse god Gefjon who is associated with ploughing.
Written July 30, 2022
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA16,023 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This historic and legendary fountain is larger than life. The Goddess and her oxen feel like they are in movement as the water rushes around them. Very powerful imagery. There are subtle inclusions in the relief, two large snakes at the lower end as well as the two cherubs spouting water into the pool.
Written August 2, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is a pretty big and very beautiful cascade fountain.
You cannot miss it when heading to Little Mermaid which is just straight ahead, while to the left is the former military fortress of Kastellet.
The fountain depicts Norse Goddess Gefion plowing the sea - an allegory of Sealand island where's the Danish capital. Perfect photo op.
Written June 30, 2023
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Ronald R
Stromness, UK317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
On the way out to the Little Mermaid we found this gem. This fountain was styled on the Norse goddess Gefjon (She has many other spellings) an Earth Goddess who was responsible for the ploughing of the sea to create the area around Copenhagen. It is a large cascade fountain showing Gefjon and her oxen team ploughing the fountain water , which with the flowing water is a very clever effect.

I am in no way normally that impressed with the arts, but i loved this and the rest of our group were also glad we had seen it. It is in a nice area and has a distinctive little church on the right hand side as you go down the side of the cascade. There were a few little food vans around as well. So all in all i found this more memorable that the must see iconic Little Mermaid. Just my opinion mind you, but i would recommend to go and see for yourselves.
Written May 25, 2024
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Such a pretty fountain with plenty of water gushing out and cascading down the stepped levels. The statue on top matches well with the rest of the fountain. It is in a lovely area of Copenhagen near the Kastellet, an area which really should be included in any visit to the city.
Written August 23, 2020
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Alyeska13
The Netherlands575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This fountain is in the Kastellet area right next to St. Alban’s Church. It’s right by the moat that surrounds the Kastellet, and it’s not that far to walk on to the Little Mermaid statue. The area is lovely if you enjoy walking, which I do, and the details on the fountain are gorgeous.
Written July 17, 2022
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Joasi23
South Yorkshire, UK1,834 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The fountain had been used by our walking tour guide earlier to provide directions to the little mermaid. Due to its close proximity the area is vibrant. You can sit with an ice cream or drink and enjoy the water or people watch. There is also a park and a small pretty church adjacent ,
Written May 30, 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
After visiting the Little Mermaid Statue , one finds this beautiful Fountain. Near it is the small, beautiful St. Alban’s Church and the Kastelet. All these attractions are FREE to visit so enjoy your visit here.
Written May 4, 2023
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PETR D
Pardubice, Czech Republic200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This fountain refers to a mythical story of the creation of Zealand island on which Copenhagen is located. You can find it between Royal Pavilions and Kastellet. It is from 1908. It displays a group of animal figures driven by the Norse goddess Gefjon.
Written December 29, 2019
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