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"Hippodrome : German Fountain" German Fountain - Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain Tip by mvtouring


Upon arrival at the Hippodrome, the first thing you will probably notice is the German Fountain which is a gazebo styled fountain in the northern end of old hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square) and across from the Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I. It was constructed to commemorate the second anniversary of German Emperor Wilhelm II's visit to Istanbul in 1898. It was built in Germany, then transported piece by piece and assembled in its current site in 1900. The neo-Byzantine style fountain's octagonal dome has eight marble columns, and dome's interior is covered with golden mosaics. Really a nice piece of artwork I thought. I also think the reason you spot it so quickly is that it does not really fit in with the rest of the architecture around here.

Address: Hippodrome, Sultanahmet Square

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  • Written Oct 9, 2009
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