The German Fountain in the Fatih district of Istanbul is located near the Füruz Ağa Mosque on Divanyolu Street while coming to the historical Sultan Ahmet Square. The Fountain, which has Byzantine and Ottoman artifacts right across it, is also full of historical artifacts on all four sides.
The German Fountain is built in memory of the German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II, who visited the Ottoman Empire. It should be noted that races were held with horse carriages where it is located today.
German consultants and experts take care of every detail of the Fountain, which has greeted Istanbulites for about 120 years. After each piece of the work completed in 1901 is produced in Germany, it is brought to Istanbul piece by piece and combined. The final state of these pieces carried by ship is eye-catching and magnificent.
There is a long inscription written in Ottoman on the Fountain. Besides, the German Kaiser Wilhelm II had this Fountain built in the autumn of 1898 by the majestic Abdulhamid II, the ruler of the Ottomans, as a memory of his visit, is also among the writings that can be seen on the Fountain.
This striking structure, which has preserved its charm for more than a hundred years, is far beyond the Ottoman square fountains or the sculptural designs in Europe. The work, which has a unique fusion and a unique architecture, also has four magnificent columns. Four of these columns are the symbol of the German Kaiser, and in the other four, the signature of Abdulhamid II is among the striking elements. The German Fountain also attracts attention with its water reservoir, marble elements, dome, and arches between the columns; It also symbolizes a unique splendor with sophisticated colors such as dark green and dark blue.