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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This German fountain was basically a bribe to the Ottomans by Germany, which was eager to win contracts for building railways in ottoman lands. The British countered suit with gifts of their own.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Was not in operation when we visited during the early afternoon. Is beautifully structured and has wonderful gold mosaic coating its inside ceiling. Served to strengthen ties between the two nations ie Germany and Turkey. Worth a stop if in the area of the Hippodrome...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Impressive structure, located on the Hippodrome square so there is no chance to miss it. Still operating as a fountain, providing cold water to refresh yourself during your long walks across the Old Town.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mariya K
Reviewed June 27, 2018

A nice fountain, good for taking photos or selfies (also taking photos from) and it was nice to use the working taps as well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RWandSW
Reviewed May 16, 2018

This is an impressive fountain as are many of the fountains in Istanbul and this is very different from the fountains built in Ottoman times. It is incredible that Turkey had such a close association with Germany to warrant this fountain being built as a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This fountain is quite a lovely structure .. colour and the the roof of it is nicely designed.. it is a fountain yes but without the presence of water..its all in the sultanhmet district at the end of the hiperdrome.. lots of people line up...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Coryy20
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Of minor historical importance, the attractive yet unremarkable fountain is worth a quick picture stop when touring the Hippodrome.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kiwibuddy1
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Nothing much to see, just a monument to photo in passing from one place to another. Located at on end of the hippodrome en route to the next location.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank baghdadpilgrim
Reviewed December 5, 2017

This monument commemorating the second anniversary of German Emperor Wilhelm II's visit to Istanbul in 1898 located at the beginning of the Hippodrome square at the northern side. It attracts many tourists and stand besides the Blue Mosque.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Movarip
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

If this fountain would be anywhere else it probably would not be as impressive but as it adjacent to Sultan Hammed square it makes it quite special. It blends completely with its historical environment

Date of experience: October 2017
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