Very cute and close to the little mermaid statue
The Gefion Fountain is a large fountain on the harbour front in Copenhagen, Denmark. It features a large-scale group of animal figures being driven by the legendary Norse goddess, Gefjun. The Fountain was donated by the Carlsberg Foundation as a gift to the city on the occasion of the Carlsberg brewery’s 50 year anniversary
The Gefion Fountain (Danish: Gefionspringvandet) is a large fountain on the harbour front in Copenhagen, Denmark. It features a large-scale group of animal figures being driven by the legendary Norse goddess, Gefjun. It is located in Nordre Toldbod area next to Kastellet and immediately south of Langelinie. It is the largest monument in Copenhagen and used as a wishing well.
Pretty fountain in the citadel (Kastellet) area, not far from the Little Mermaid. Worth a quick photo. Based on legend the Swedish king Gylfi promised Gefjun the territory she could plow in a night. She turned her four sons into oxen, and the territory they plowed out of the earth was then thrown into the Danish sea between Scania and the island of Fyn. The hole became a lake called Lögrinn and Leginum (locative). Snorri identifies the lake Löginn, as the lake of Old Sigtuna west of Stockholm, i.e., Lake Mälaren, an identification that he returns to later in the Saga of Olaf the Holy.
The Gefion Fountain is an impressive fountain located in Langeline Park near the Little Mermaid statue showing the Norse goddess Gefjun driving a large group of animals. This is the largest monument in Copenhagen and is also used as a wishing well. Originally build in 1908, it was re-inaugurated in 2004 after some renovations.
This fountain is super cute. It's not worth coming out of the way for, but no worries because you will pass it on the way to the Little Mermaid statue, which everyone goes to when they visit Copenhagen. It was quite a lovely piece of art and head to the top of the steps for a view of the park. Then, keep walking through the park to reach the Little Mermaid statue.