Fountain of Kaiser Wilhelm II Tours

Fountain of Kaiser Wilhelm II
The Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain is located in the Hippodrome part of Istanbul. The Hippodrome was a central point of Byzantine culture and Kaiser Wilhelm's Fountain is a prominent sight within the Hippodrome.

Kaiser Wilhelm's Fountain was commissioned by German Emperor Wilhelm II, hence its name. (It also goes by the nickname the German Fountain.) Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II had the fountain constructed in Germany after his visit to Istanbul in 1898 during which he met with the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II. The fountain was then transported in pieces to Istanbul as a thank you gift from emperor for his stay in the city and it was erected in 1901 on Kaiser Wilhelm II's birthday as a symbol of positive relations between Germany and Turkey.

The neo-Byzantine style of the fountain fits in nicely with the aesthetics of the old Hippodrome, thanks to its octagonal and stately gazebo-style dome ceiling and columns. Peer underneath the dome to see its golden, mosaic design. Also take note of the symbols on the fountain which consists of Sultan Abdülhamid II's tughra and the symbol of Kaiser Wilhelm II's reign. There is also an inscription from Wilhelm II on the fountain mentioning how he was thankful for his time visiting Istanbul and Abdülhamid II. In addition, you’ll see taps coming out the sides of the fountain with running water where you can wash your hands and feet.

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Kaiser Wilhelm's Fountain is located by the northern entrance to the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet Square. It is free to visit and walk around.
Address: Binbirdirek Mah., Fatih/Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Small-Group Istanbul Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque

Behold the magnificent Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque on this 3.5-hour small-group guided walking tour of Istanbul’s best monuments. You will delve into the complex culture of Istanbul as you discover its famous monuments intertwined history. Not only will you see the beauty of Hagia Sophia Museum and Blue Mosque, but explore the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the German Fountain. People are limited to 15 on this tour, so you can receive more personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Historical Istanbul Tour in 1-Day

Visit Istanbul’s headline acts and discover the city’s rich heritage on this full-day tour of UNESCO-listed Sultanahmet, the historic heart of the city. Explore the legendary Hagia Sophia, which dates back to 537AD; learn how the 17th-century Blue Mosque received its famous nickname; and see the many monuments of the Hippodrome. You’ll also get chance to revel in the opulence of the Ottoman era at the grand Topkapi Palace and lose yourself in the maze-like Grand Bazaar.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Guided Tour of Istanbul, from Antalya including Domestic Flights

During your stay in Antalya, fly to Istanbul for a full-day tour of the top attractions in the old city of Sultahnamet. Visit Topkapı Palace, the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar, then have the option to take a sightseeing cruise on the Bosphorus River and have dinner before your return flight. Includes round-trip plane tickets, guide, entrance fees to Topkapi Palace, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Istanbul 1-Day Guided Tour from Belek including Domestic Flights

Spend a full day exploring the old city of Istanbul on a tour that includes round-trip flights from Antalya. Visit top attractions including Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar, and have the option to take a sightseeing cruise on the Bosphorus River. Includes flights, guide, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Belek, Serik, Kadriye and Antalya.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar

Head back in time and discover the old world of the Sultanahmet area during this full-day small-group guided walking tour in Istanbul. This tour explores the amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque which exemplify why Istanbul is the city where east meets west. Enjoy a walk through the famous Topkapi Palace where Sultan's roamed and harems flourished. Plus, spend time observing the Hagia Irene’s Byzantine architecture and stroll through the Grand Bazaar to witness handicrafts created by local artists.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Istanbul 1-Day Guided Tour from Bodrum including Domestic Flights

See the historic city of Istanbul on a full-day tour from Bodrum that includes a guided tour of the city, round-trip flights, and all ground transport. Explore the former home of Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace, visit the Old City and Blue Mosque, then browse the colorful stalls at the Egyptian Bazaar. This full-day Istanbul tour is a cost-effective way to tour Istanbul while visiting Turkey's Aegean coast.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Highlights of Istanbul: 1 or 2-Day Private Guided Tour

There’s so much to see and do in Istanbul, it’s can be overwhelming for first-time visitors, but this private 1- or 2-day tour is the perfect way to maximize your time. Tick off top attractions such as Topkapi Palace; admire architectural wonders like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia; cruise along the Bosphorus between Europe and Asia; and shop for souvenirs at the famous Grand Bazaar.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small-Group Istanbul Old City Sightseeing Tour

See the unforgettable landmarks of Istanbul’s old city on a full-day, small-group sightseeing tour with a professional art historian. Enjoy a comfortable seat on a luxury coach as you make your way to Hagia Sophia, descend into a stunning below-ground cistern system and explore a Roman-era hippodrome. Pause for a 3-course lunch before continuing to the Blue Mosque, the Ottoman Topkapi Palace and the bustling stalls of the Grand Bazaar, and get an insider’s perspective on the back stories and secrets of each place.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side

Visit Istanbul on a day-trip from Side that includes round-trip flights, a guided tour of the city’s highlights, and all airport transfers. Step into the world of the Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace, see the landmarks of the old city, and practice your bargaining skills at the Egyptian Bazaar. This full-day tour offers a convenient, cost-effective way to see Istanbul while you’re visiting Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Istanbul Guided Tour from Alanya including Domestic Flights

Experience the glories of Istanbul during your time in Alanya on this full-day trip, including flights. After hotel pickup in Antalya or the wider Alanya region, fly to Istanbul for a guided tour. Visit must-sees including the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome; browse the Egyptian Bazaar; and sail between Europe and Asia on an optional Bosphorus cruise (additional cost). Return air tickets, airport transfers, hotel pickup and drop-off, and Topkapi Palace admission included.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Morning Tour of Istanbul Old Town

The landmarks of Istanbul’s old city, or Sultanahmet, are highlights of any first-time visit to the city, from the minarets of the Blue Mosque to Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Get an overview and orientation of the historic area on a 4-hour, guided walking tour that includes all entrance fees, as well as pickup from Taksim and peninsula hotels.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Byzantine Relics Istanbul Half-Day Morning Tour

Revisit the glory days of the Byzantine Empire on this 3-hour tour of historic Istanbul. Witness the architectural marvel of Hagia Sophia and learn how Sultan Ahmet Square was once a Hippodrome, used for chariot racing since Roman times. Admire the Iznik tile work that gave the Blue Mosque its famous nickname, then browse the shops in the atmospheric Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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I Have 1 Day in Istanbul

Experience the beauties of Istanbul with one of the TOP RATED agencies in Turkey. Istanbul is a fascinating city built on two continents and divided by the Bosphorus Strait. It has lots of things to offer for everyone. If you say "I have one day in Istanbul", this private one-day itinerary is a perfect choice that suits your program. You'll be avoiding small-groups and skipping long waiting queues by which you may ask direct questions to your experienced, local and highly professional Istanbul tour guide.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 minutes
  • Duration: 6 to 7 minutes
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Full-Day Private Tour: The Classics from Istanbul

Feast your eyes on architectural masterpieces on this full-day private tour of the classics, from Istanbul. Embark on a sightseeing tour of several of Istanbul's greatest architectural achievements. Your private car can accommodate you and up to 13 of your friends and family, including a hotel pickup and drop-off. See monumental structures such as St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, and the Grand Covered Bazaar (which is closed on Sundays and Eid festivals).Important notice: Tour service starts in between 8:00 and 10:00am and finishes in between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.Travelers from Sultanahmet area do not need a vehicle for old city classic tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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