The German Fountain (Turkish: Alman Çeşmesi German: Deutscher Brunnen) is a gazebo styled fountain in the northern end of old hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), Istanbul, Turkey 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.
The idea of Great Palace of Constantinople's Empire Lodge (Kathisma) being on the site of the German Fountain's, conflicts with the view that Carceres Gates of Hippodrome was found on the site of the fountain however, the hypothesis of Carceres Gates being on the site enforces the view that Quadriga of Lysippos was used to stand on the site of the German Fountain.
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Mahmoud Mourra | Mar 3, 2018
اللهم أعد إلينا مجد أمة أضعناه. الكلام يعجز عن مدى الإعجاب والتأثر بإنجازات الخلافة الاسلامية العثمانية. الحجر ينطق، ولكن ليس هناك من يسمع. O Allah return to us our ummah and our nation a pride we have lost. There is no word can describe the feeling and shock you have when you see the achievement of the Muslim Ottoman caliphate. The rock is talking, but no one wants to listen.
Jana Daghestani | Feb 2, 2018
This place carries a lot of historical place around it. You can rest here with good street food options. Make sure to clean after yourself tho.
Ercan Devrim | Feb 13, 2018
The Hippodrome was the racecourse in ancient Constantinople. It was the sporting and social center of the capital of the Byzantine Empire. The Sultan Ahmed Square is in the same place today in the Turkish city of Istanbul. The word "hippodrome" derives from the Greek words hippos ("horse") and Dromos ("Way, Path"). Horse and carriage races were popular leisure activities in the ancient world.
Babak A | Nov 24, 2017
Is a place to relax! The square is surrounded by museums and mosques and restaurants and shops, but here, you can just walk around on the clean smooth pavement between trees and grassy areas, stop to read the plaques and kiosks explaining history and monuments, or just sit on a bench and people-watch: children at play; scantily clad women in 5” platform shoes; women completely covered from head to toe; entire families sitting together and eating sandwiches or roasted corn bough from push carts. Tourist police patrol the square but don’t seem to have much to do
shantan devathi | Feb 25, 2018
Right bang in the city center. Topkapi place, blue mosque, hagia Sofia are close by. There are some cheap hotels for stay around the square. But restaurants around the square are expensive. Walk towards taksim square or to the periphery to find cheap eats
Brittney Chui | Apr 7, 2018
Really nice open space, nearby to many of the attractions. Lovely gardens filled with beautiful flowers for spring. Lots of food vendors and places to sit and take in the beauty of the old town.
Tony Lim | Mar 26, 2018
Very nice views to be seen here. It was nice that this area seems secluded from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. That said, beware of scam artists who pose as fellow tourists.
Ivana Krstic | Mar 19, 2018
So much history on one place... So much wonderful creations of big people from history. Amazing place in Istanbul!
Zahida Mansoor | Apr 5, 2018
Central location...walking distance from all major must see sights...old ottomon restaurant has great food....need reservations
Shamim Siddiqui | May 8, 2018
Fabulous square in Sultanahmet area with vistas of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The public square is one of the massive open spaces in Istanbul built for relaxation in an historical neighbourhood. The tram station of the same name provides ready access to the public. For a taxi you have to walk off the square to a lane accessible by traffic.
Lars Kristiansen | May 12, 2018
The most iconic symbol of Istanbul is I think is the Blue Mosque. And the next is Hagia Sofia. So the green space/park between the two has to be equally special. A nice resting place to catch the breath (while taking in the beauty of the exterior of these two architectural and historical marvels) before resuming all the touristy walking.
Iqbal Rafat | May 11, 2018
Such an interesting place whereby the land contains famous Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome of Constantinople. A beautiful square full of greenery and tourists and corn sellers you may enjoy leisurely stroll while listening to the guide or the recorded history. It is a must to visit while in Istanbul.
Varsha Kulkarni-Gawai | Apr 9, 2018
Everything is close enough Most of the historic monuments are present here. Well connected to airport by public transport. Trains are off course heavily crowded. There are lots of shops for shopping, number of restaurants from cheap to costly one. Bazars are good option for shopping.
Roman G | Apr 25, 2018
I highly recommend all tourists from around the world to visit all the historic monuments around here. It is literally breathtaking. It's a place where you'll never forget
Eshraf Ahmed | Jun 3, 2018
An exquisite place... a historical place. Well decorated with a panaromic beauty. Someone should sit there and enjoy the beauty. In winter you can take a cup of coffee and if you like you can have a Cigerrate.
Massimo Schiavetti | May 23, 2018
Awesome place in awesome city. During Ramadan evenings thousands of people use to bring their own food and drinks and eat at long tables along the place. Beautiful
John Gorsky | Jul 20, 2018
Love this open air spot! With restaurants and shops all over the place. People are very friendly and helpful to find what you need and sell you some suvanears for the trip back home. Very nice place to sit and soak it all in.
FoxHunter | Jul 18, 2018
Its a must visit. You get to see all the artefacts and the place is not crowded. It's beautiful and filled with history
zulhilmy wahi | Jul 12, 2018
Love this place. So historical. Near the tramp & hotels. A lots of tourists attraction places.
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