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Fountain of Kaiser Wilhelm II

Hippodrome Square, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth having a closer look at this on the way to Sultanahmet mosque. Very detailed inside the dome. Relatively new compared to surrounding monuments.

Thank Hint_of_Pepper
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

This fountain is in the hippodrome in front of the Blue Mosque. The area is a good place to take a stroll and see the sights. Tourists can be hassled by all sorts of salesman selling carpets, photos and books but they can be easily...More

Thank KarlMul
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Pretty good looking fountain with gold on the interior of the dome. At the surface level this is worth a visit because it's between the blue mosque and hagia sofa - so why not. Its a prime spot for some good photos with depth play....More

Thank Abdulla C
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

I like this Fountain, it's a good symbol of the ottoman and German relationship. I like to take photos of this Fountain especially when birds sit on it

Thank Manoul
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Took a while to locate everything shows as German Foundation then located Foundation Kaiser Wilhelm II. Even Wikipedia showed it as German Fountain. Its located on the northern end of old hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), Istanbul, Turkey and across from the Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I...More

Thank G L
Reviewed November 28, 2016

A European gazebo styled fountain constructed in Germany and transported bit by bit to Turkey to commemorate the visit of German Emperor Wilhelm II's visit to Istanbul. As part of the Hippodrome it is popular with visitors.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This fountain which looks more akin to a European summer house or bandstand was a gift from the German Kaiser and is located at one end of the hippodrome, worth including in a tour itinerary of the area

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The German Fountain was a gift from Kaiser Wilhelm II in conjunction with his visit to Istanbul in 1898. The fountain was crafted in Germany and transported piece by piece to the Hippodrome where it stood now. I somehow feel this fountain is an anomaly...More

Thank AzlanFirman
Reviewed September 21, 2016

The Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain is located in the Hippodrome part of Istanbul which was a a central point of Byzantine culture. Kaiser Wilhelm's Fountain is a very prominent sight at the Hippodrome. The Fountain was commissioned by German Emperor Wilhelm II and is named after...More

Thank hoosainnarker
Reviewed September 20, 2016

The German Fountain (Alman Cesmesi), is situated at the northern end of the Hippodrome in Sultan Ahmet Square. It is a symbol of the close relationship between the Ottoman Empire and Germany and was inaugurated in 1901. It is only one of the many interesting...More

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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