Gefionspringvandet, Copenhagen

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Located on the waterfront of Copenhagen, Gefionspringvandet is the largest and most impressive fountain in the city. Designed by Danish artist Anders Bundgaard and installed in 1908, the fountain was donated by the Carlsberg Foundation in honor of the brewery's 50-year anniversary. Take a closer look at the sculpting, and notice that it depicts the mythical creation story behind the island of Zealand. Here, the goddess Gefjun has turned her four sons into oxen in order to plow the land, after King Gylfi promised to give her whatever territory she was able to plow in one night's time. Make Gefionspringvandet a part of your Copenhagen vacation plans using our Copenhagen travel itinerary planner.
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  • On the way from Little Mermaid towards the city centre, this statue is a much better attraction with its size and water features as well. A must see.  more »
  • this statue is located near the kastellet and the little mermaid. Legend has it that a king promised Gefjun that he would give her all the territory she could plow in one night, which is why she converted her four male children into oxen so that she could cover more territory
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