Istanbul – the world’s 7th-largest city and the largest European city

The city is known as the most crowded and most colorful city of Turkey. Furthermore, Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait. Die Bosphorus separates Europe and Asia, and the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.

Istanbul was a capital city for the Eastern Roman Empire, Latin Kingdom and the Ottoman Empire, following the model of antique Rome. The historic peninsula is characterized by seven hills, each topped by imperial mosques (you can see some of them at the picture- looking great, aren´t they?!). The city is further divided by the Golden Horn, a natural harbor, bounding the peninsula where the former Byzantium and Constantinople were founded.

A city full of life and good tea. – Unknown

Do you want to experience more of Istanbul?

Three students of Konstanz tell about their travel experience to Istanbul in September 2017. Read more: Coming Home to Istanbul