The Langelinie Quay
The Gefion Fountain, which was created by Anders Bundgaard in 1907, was erected in celebration of Carlsberg’s 50th birthday. It was financed partly by the Carlsberg Foundation and partly by the Copenhagen municipal art foundation.
According to myth, the Swedish king Gylfe offered the goddess Gefion as much of his country as she could plough in one night. She transformed her four sons into oxen and ploughed so deep that they were able to lift up the land and draw it into the ocean, creating the island of Zealand. The legend says that the hole they created in Sweden is now the lake Vänern.