Kaiser II. Wilhelm Mansion awaits its visitors

Kasier Mansion, located in the Körfez district of Kocaeli. It was built by order of Sultan Abdülhamid as Wilhelm was going to visit the Ottoman Empire.

The reason why the mansion was built is that after Hereke Carpets became famous around the world, it was thought that foreign guests visiting this region would have a bad impression if they stayed in the barracks. Sultan II. By the order of Abdülhamit, the German Emperor Kaiser II. It was built before Wilhelm visited Izmit.

The pieces of the mansion, which were prepared in Yıldız Palace for three weeks, were brought separately by sea and assembled on site with a one-day work.

The mansion, which was built in Kocaeli in 1898 due to the visit of the German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II to Hereke, maintains its first day’s splendor despite the years that have passed. In the mansion, where valuable items from European countries are also used in the decoration, piano, tile stove and vases give the opportunity to witness the fine taste of the last years of the empire. (Tahir Turan Eroğlu – Anadolu Agency)

The guests who visited Hereke and were hosted in this mansion were given gifts such as silk woven carpets, dress fabrics, handkerchiefs, neckerchiefs, mashlahs and prayer rugs. II. Wilhelm also presented an insect collection to the mansion.

Although it is not certain, no metal nails were used in the construction of the mansion, which is thought to have been prepared by the Italian architect Raimondo d’Aronco. It is estimated that the Bergere style sofa set in the mansion dates from the early 20th century.

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