Gefionspringvandet

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  • Havelbiker

    The Gefion Fountain (Danish Gefionspringvandet) is a large fountain at the harbor of Copenhagen. It is the largest monument in Copenhagen and is used as a wishing well.
    The group of figures shows Gefion, the Asenjungfrau from Germanic mythology and their sons turned into bulls, which plow out a furrow between the island of Zealand and Sweden, separating Seeland from the mainland. The fountain is located at Nordre Toldbod, near the fort of Copenhagen and the Langelinie. [1]

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    • October 25, 2017

  • JR56

    This fountain is one of the largest monuments in the city. Throw in a coin and wish you something, it means it will come true.
    Note the statue of a woman with four bulls in front of her at the top of the fountain. The statue represents the pagan goddess Gefion or Gejfun.
    According to legend, she used her own four sons in bulls and used them to plow as much land as she could within 24 hours. The land she had plowed was granted to her by King Gylfe of Sweden and became the island of Zealand. The creation of the fountain took unusually long - more than 10 years until the final work was first shown to the citizens of Copenhagen in 1908.
    Source: travel.sygic.com/en/poi/gefion-brunnen-poi:24681

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    • December 12, 2018

  • Rad_Tom

    Attractive place for a break on the way to the mermaid.

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    • November 1, 2019

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