National Museum of Namibia
There is an excellent display on Namibia’s independence at the country’s historical museum, which provides some enlightening context to...
Windhoek’s best-recognised landmark, and something of an unofficial symbol of the city, this German Lutheran church stands on a traffic...
Windhoek’s first German primary school was built in 1908, and opened the following year with a class size of 74 students. Notice the...
This spot, cafe by day, bar by night, features a terrace with the capital’s largest rubber tree. Live music and karaoke features as does...
This sheltered spot beneath a giant rubber tree with outdoor terrace on the edge of Zoo Park is just lovely for a cappuccino accompanied...
Lonely Planet review
The former administrative headquarters of German South West Africa have been given a new mandate as the Namibian parliament building. As a fitting homage to the bureaucracy of government, the name of the building means ‘Ink Palace’, in honour of all the ink spent on typically excessive official paperwork.
The building is remarkable mainly for its construction from indigenous materials. The surrounding gardens, which were laid out in the 1930s, include an olive grove and a proper bowling green. In the front, have a look at Namibia’s first post-independence monument, a bronze-cast statue of the Herero chief Hosea Kutako, who was best known for his vehement opposition to South African rule.