Bahnhof information

Swakopmund , Namibia
Schlosser St
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Swakopmund brims with numerous historic examples of traditional German architecture. The ornate railway station, or Bahnhof, built in 1901 as the terminal for the Kaiserliche Eisenbahn Verwaltung (Imperial Railway Authority), connected Swakopmund with Windhoek.

In 1910, when the railway closed down, the building assumed the role as main station for the narrow-gauge mine railway between Swakopmund and Otavi. It was declared a national monument in 1972 and now houses the Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre.