Holiday and travel in Istanbul, the historical and trustworthy center of the world, attracts the attention of tourists coming from Germany. In Istanbul, we tried to sort the places that the Germans were interested and visited the most in their travel guide we prepared for you. Here’s the Istanbul travel guide for Germans;
Istanbul Travel Guide for Germans
We will first talk to the airport about which the Germany would prefer come to Istanbul and how to reach them from here.
Firstly, the newly opened Istanbul Airport is located on the European side have easily transport by accessible by bus. You can reach Istanbul Airport by using both Havaist and IETT buses. Another transportation option taxi, provide service at the airport and provide easy access to the desired location.
Another airport option Sabiha Gökçen Airport, is located on the Anatolian side and reachable this airport by public transport, subway, airport shuttles and taxi options.
Istanbul travel guide for Germans, continues to exhibit the touristic places to see.
One of the indispensable places of Bosphorus view is undoubtedly the Maiden’s Tower. Built on a tiny island off Salacak, the tower contains many legends. One of them is the legend of Leandros, which also named the tower (Leander’s Tower). The story of Leondros and Hero, the lovers who challenge the sea between them, will end with tragedy. On a stormy night, when Leondros sees light in the tower, he thinks that his lover Hero has called him and jumps into the sea. This time, however, it is not the Hero who lights the light, but someone who understands that lovers meet secretly every night and turns off the light. Leondros is buried in the waves of the Bosphorus; Hero, who cannot bear the pain of it, ends his life by jumping from the tower. At the end of the legend, a lighthouse is built where the tower is located in the name of lovers. Historic M.O. The Maiden’s Tower, which dates back to 24 years, has been used as a defense fortress, exile station, prison, quarantine room, radio station, tax point and lighthouse throughout its long history. The tower, which is the symbol of Oskudarclan, was restored by a private company in 2000 and opened as a café and restaurant during the day.
Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman sultans, the state administration and training center. Conqueror of Istanbul Sultan II. The palace was built by Mehmed between 1460-1478 and some additions were made in time. Ottoman sultans and the people of the palace lived until the middle of the 19th century. After the abolition of the Ottoman monarchy in 1922, Topkapi Palace was transformed into a museum on April 3, 1924 by the order of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
The Galata Tower was first built by the Byzantine emperor Justinianos M.S. It was built in 507-508. In 1348-49, the Genoese rebuilt the present tower. The tower was elevated between 1445-46 and was repaired by the architect Murad bin Hayreddin. After the tower was repaired during the Selim period, a bay window was added to the upper floor of the tower. In 1831, the tower had another fire, Mahmud II came up two more times and the top of the tower was covered with the famous roof covering.
Dolmabahçe Clock Tower
Dolmabahçe Clock Tower was built by the architect Sarkis Balyan in Neobarok and Ampir style. The tower is four-storeyed on a platform with a sprinkler pool at the corners of 12×12 meters and gradually shrinking. The tower sits on a square plan with bevelled corners of 8.5 x 8.5 meters. All the facades of the tower are identical. Only one of the openings on the ground floor was considered a door.
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