We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The mythic creator of Sealand island”
Review of Gefionspringvandet

Gefionspringvandet
Book In Advance
More Info
$40.21*
and up
Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat
More Info
$36.36*
and up
Shore Excursion: Copenhagen Red Buses 1 day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket
More Info
$31.76*
and up
City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #23 of 381 things to do in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Gefion is the mythical woman that cut out the island of Sealand from Sweden. Here represented in in a beautiful fountain by the harbour and Kastellet. Go and see it if you are near by. Combine with Kastellet, The little mermaid and a harbour walk.

2  Thank SkyDK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,036)
There are newer reviews for Gefionspringvandet
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

474 - 478 of 1,036 reviews

Reviewed March 14, 2013

Free.We just like it a lot because of the dramatic history behind it.Located by the English Church,the statue of Winston Churchill and walking distance from palace and the mermaid.

2  Thank Maikenia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I walked past this on my way to the Little Mermaid and Kastellet, its an very impressive monument and worth going to see.

1  Thank Chapeltom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 9, 2013

I had heard about the Gefion Fountain in the same context as the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Well, the Gefion Fountain is for sure an impressive big tiered fountain in walking distance to the little Mermaid, the symbol of Copenhagen.

It is the largest monument in Copenhagen and also used as a wishing well ... and I for sure used it as such (don't know the outcome yet!). It was donated by the Carlsberg Foundation to the City of Copenhagen in 1908 and depicts the mythical story of the creation of the island of Zealand on which Copenhagen is located. It features a large-scale group of animal figures (4 bulls) being driven by the legendary Norse goddess, Gefjun.

The Gefion Fountain is in walking distance to the Kastellet and the little Mermaid.

Unfortunately the fountain was not in use at the time of our visit (early January) and the water had been drained so that the fountain could be cleaned. Nevertheless, it is an impressive site!

3  Thank Wilja W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 7, 2013

You can feel the power of the woman and her trusty sons/bulls drivng the plough and creating Zealand. if you are walking to see the Little Mermaid this is a much more impressive work. Also nearby at the head office of AP Moller (Maersk - the white building with blue windows you walk past down Amaliegade) there is a Henry Moore statue of interest as well.

Thank chemisedoccassion
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Gefionspringvandet also viewed

 
Copenhagen, Zealand
Copenhagen, Zealand
 

Been to Gefionspringvandet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing