Germans did not build too many buildings in Istanbul but buildings they built marked the architectural history of Istanbul. So to speak, the Germans did little but they did amazing.

Haydarpaşa Train Station that stamped veiw of the Bosphorus, Sirkeci Train Station, Germanya Inn that is one of the first concrete building of the Istanbul, Rumeli Inn that one of the most magnificent inns of the Istiklal Street, Taut House that resemble the Japanes House, Germany Consulate that seem as a giant mass which fell from sky, Germany Fountain that resemble toy block.

The stories of 1o architecture buildings of the Germans in Istanbul is beatiful. Let’s start from the most magnicifent.

Haydarpaşa Train Station is the most magnificent historical building built by Germans in Istanbul. It’s located at the edge Bosphorus in Kadıköy and was built in 1908 by architects Otto Ritter and Helmuth Cuno.

The basis of  station is solid and safe because it has 1100 wooden piles with 21 meters high in its basis. The station rises on the this ground.

It is a symbol of political relations between Ottoman and Germany that developed in the early 20th century. The walls of the station are fancy with pencil works, you must see them.


Later, Taut House. Bruno Taut is one of the most important Germans architects of the 20th century. In the 1930s, as many scientist, Taut escape from Germany when came the power Hitler. He comes to the Switzerland first, to the Japan later, to the Turkey from there. He lived until died here.

He built this building as a house in Ortaköy in 1938. Taut blended Japan architecture and Turk architecture in this house thus built a house whom is architecturel interesting on the edge of the Bosphorus. The house became one of the brand of the Bosphorus in time.

You can see this house while go from Bosphorus Bridge to the Europe Continent.


Third, German Fountain. This fountain was gifted to the Ottoman Empire by Kaiser Wilhelm who is German Emperor in 1901. The fountain was built like a lego in Germany and was brought to the Istanbul by ship and was combined in Sultanahmet Square. It was opened to serve in 27 January 1901 because this date is birthday of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. The Ottoman responded to the gesture of Germany with a gesture.

German Fountain decorates entrance of the Sultanahmet Square now.


Fourth, German Consulate. This building is not very similar to the Istanbul archtuceture because it like a mass that falling down from sky. This building is a show of forse of the Germans and is % 100 German. It is located on the left while go to the Taksim Square from Gümüşsuyu. It is located on the left while from Gümsuyu to Taksim Square.


Fifth, Sirkeci Train Station. This station was the statrting point of the railway that connecting the Ottoman to the Europe. It was last stop of a European who came to the Ottoman Empire. Many person of government, penmen, travelers waited at this station for hours. It hosted many films and was the subject of many novels, for example Orient Express.

It was built by A. Jachmund in 1890. Stained glass in the station is magnificent. You should see it when you went there.


Sixth, Germanya Inn. It is one of the first concrete buildings of the Istanbul and is seven floors and remark with its green dome. Its architect is probably Jahmund.

Germanya Inn is located in Tahtakale.


Seventh, German High School. This high school is symbol a secularism. Secular Germans who lived in Galata and Pera, did not want a school that connected to the chruch. This school was built with this reason. Secular and modern Germans sent their children this school. They wanted their children to receive education in a secular and modern way.

This school was opened with 23 student and 2 teacher in 1868 but building was not built as school. This building was built in 1873, its architect is M.F.Cumin.


 Eighth, German Hospital. This hospital that is located in Taksim Sıraselviler Street, was opened in 1846. The hospital had 5 beds when was built and was moved in 1856 here. The view of the hospital from the garden is very nice. It is a complete German architecture.


Ninth, Sünget Apartment located in Kadıköy Yeldeğirmeni. This apartment as house was built by German architects who built Haydarpaşa Station. Workers lived in this apartment.


Tenth, Rumeli Inn that is located in İstiklal Street. This inn one of the most magnificent inns of the İstiklal Street and was built 1896 by A. Jahmund who built Sirkeci Train Station. Just as Germanya Inn, has 7 floor and dome. Reliefs at the entrance of the ınn, remark .

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